Baggage handler takes unexpected voyage.

  1. baggage handler takes unexpected voyage
    airport worker inadvertently locked in plane's cargo hold

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]the associated press
    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]updated: 2:01 p.m. et march 26, 2005

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]milwaukee - an airport worker loading baggage in milwaukee got locked inside the cargo hold of an airplane that flew to philadelphia.

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]the worker was "a little stressed" but uninjured after the unscheduled flight, a spokeswoman for midwest airlines said friday. the cargo hold was heated and pressurized.

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]the man was stowing a wheelchair aboard the plane when other employees closed the cargo door because they did not see him, airline spokeswoman carol skornicka said.

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]"he knew where it was going," she said. "he tried to get somebody's attention, but it didn't work. when it landed, he jumped out of the airplane and asked for a cigarette."

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]he later flew back to milwaukee-in the passenger compartment.

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]"he wanted to finish his shift," skornicka said. "we told him he should go home and rest."

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]she said the airline would review its procedures.

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  2. 1 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I would have promptly panicked and passed out.