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Plane makes emergency landing after worker trapped in cargo hold

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 01:00

Alaska Airlines makes an emergency landing in Seattle after a ramp worker became trapped in a cargo hold. Julie Noce reports.

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An Alaskan Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Seattle Monday after it took off with a worker trapped in the cargo section under the cabin. Officials say flight 448 had just left Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on it's way to Los Angeles when the pilot reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft. The plane landed and when workers opened the pressurized and temperature controlled cargo hold- an airport worker stepped out. He said he had fallen asleep. (SOUNDBITE) English MARK ROSENKER FORMER NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD CHAIRMAN SAYING: "Was he trying to catch 40 winks and sneak off a little from the job? Whatever it was, he clearly cost the airlines a lot of money and he's got a lot of explaining to do." The worker was transported to the hospital as a precaution. The airlines is now investigating.

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Plane makes emergency landing after worker trapped in cargo hold

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 01:00