No Bike Lane at the Airport

(26 December 1997, Brazil) A bicyclist crossing an airport runway in Sorocaba, a city 87 kilometers from Sao Paulo, was killed when he was hit by a landing airplane. Marcelo, 25, could not hear the twin-engine plane because he was listening to his Walkman on headphones, investigators said. The propellor and right wing of the plane were damaged. A great story, but to be taken with a pinch of salt.

1997 Darwin Award Nominee
Confirmed by Darwin

Last updated: 14 May, 2003 14:53