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Old 12-03-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default The Man who fell from an aeroplane

Did they ever find out who he was?
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Did they ever find out who he was?

Yes, someone identified him after the segment I think.
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He was positively identified as Brian Stanley Duecker. The search for his idenity took eight years, but he was finally identified in 1999, and his loved ones finally learned what had become of him.

After the his identity was confirmed, it was brought to light that Duecker had some mental health issues. This may explain his demeanor when he made the fatal effort to go on the plane in 1991.
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He was positively identified as Brian Stanley Duecker. The search for his idenity took eight years, but he was finally identified in 1999, and his loved ones finally learned what had become of him.

After the his identity was confirmed, it was brought to light that Duecker had some mental health issues. This may explain his demeanor when he made the fatal effort to go on the plane in 1991.

Thanks for that!
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:10 AM   #5
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IIRC, he suffered from schizophrenia which would explain his delusions and paranoia that someone was after him.
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Was he a soldier, or an exotic dancer as the segment suggested?
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #7
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Was he a soldier, or an exotic dancer as the segment suggested?

If anything, he was an athlete. In fact, there is a picture of him running in a race at the "Find A Grave" web site.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...r&GRid=5858369
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I remember that episode. They said he was wearing something like dockers or jeans and a leather jacket. They said that he waited near the runway and when the plane went to take off, run up and jumped on the wing. He was later found, after someone said they saw something fall from the plane, near the end of the runway after hitting the fence.
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Off topic but I love how in this episode Robert Stack is forced to mention that the mystery man's public hair had been trimmed or shaved. It somehow brings out the Beavis in me every time.
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Off topic but I love how in this episode Robert Stack is forced to mention that the mystery man's public hair had been trimmed or shaved. It somehow brings out the Beavis in me every time.

It wasn't Stack from memory it was the doctor that examined him.
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Wow, the picture of him running (on the find a grave website) bares a strong resemblance to the actor in the UM segment.
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Wow, the picture of him running (on the find a grave website) bares a strong resemblance to the actor in the UM segment.

It's not always the case is it?
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This is one of the segments I remember watching as a kid. Glad to see its been solved. I actually remember reading somewhere about a kid who rode a plane and survived!
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Did they ever identify "Estelle" the (living) Jane Doe also profiled in the segment?
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Yes they did identify "Estelle"! Let me find that article that tells about it and I'll post it here.
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