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    I wonder where these Kids ended up?

    Copyright 1985 Times Newspapers Limited

    The Times (London)

    August 20 1985, Tuesday

    SECTION: Issue 62221.

    LENGTH: 322 words

    HEADLINE: Stowaways home after trip to New York / Schoolboys Noel Murray and

    Keith Byrne


    Two schoolboys were back in Dublin yesterday after crossing the Atlantic in

    the second of two stowaway adventures in a week.

    Noel Murray, aged 13, and Keith Byrne, aged 10, were discovered at Kennedy

    International Airport, New York, after an illicit journey to the United States

    through London.

    They were united with their parents at Dublin airport, yesterday morning.

    The boys, from Coolock, Dublin, had been caught several days earlier on

    board an Irish Sea car ferry as it headed for Holyhead in north Wales.

    They were returned to their homes, but made another attempt within 24 hours

    to get to London, again using the car ferry, and reached Heathrow Airport.

    There they smuggled themselves on to an Air India flight bound for New York.

    The pair were discovered only after they had gone through Kennedy Airport,

    apparently unchecked, and asked a policeman which bus would take them into New


    They were put on an Aer Lingus jumbo jet for Dublin.

    Lieutenant Richard Richards, of the New York Police Authority, said:

    'Normally I put stowaways in jail for what we call 'theft of service', but in

    their case as they were under age I handed them over to the Irish airline once I

    was satisfied they were in good shape.

    'These boys were what we consider here streetwise. They could both end up at

    the head of some large corporation.'

    Keith Byrne said that he and his friend went to the United States because he

    wanted to see his favourite television star, B A Barabus, of The A-Team.

    He added: 'We saw a plane and we asked a man where it was going. He told us

    New York. When going on board we were asked for our tickets but we said our

    mother was following behind with them and we were allowed to go ahead.'

    He added: 'At New York we just walked through the airport

    'We went out of the airport and asked a policeman where to get a bus for New

    York. That's when we were caught.

    So much for airport security[img]smileys/confused.gif[/img]
    Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale


      Different times McCloud

      The guy form the Ask The Pilot column in tells how he was a plane nut as a kid and he knew most of the door codes at Logan airport and used to wander around the whole time. He was once allowed to wander down to a plane and sit in the cockpit completely unaccompaied.

      It seems so obvious a plan now but its only when you see stuff like this you realise how much 911 changed the world and what an amazing piece of malovelent genius the plan atually was.


        it woulnt happen now


          It @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">shouldn't@@@@/SPAN> happen now.

          Still and interesting story



            Did not notice the date[img]smileys/redface.gif[/img]

            Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale


              yeah, where are they now? Maybe that cop in NY (Richard Richards[img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]) was right and they are at the top of some global corporation. Or they might be heroin addicts ...


                Could have sworn there was a story about a kid who got on baord a plane a few months ago in the UK, same story, "me ma's ahead of me"


                  I know the kids. They changed their names and became Cowan and Aherne. They've been practising along time for their eventual get away for when things come crashing down. One, allegedly has tried carrying the contents of his piggybank on board one flight![img]smileys/wink.gif[/img][img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]