CHICAGO (WLS) –
There was a surprise discovery on an American Airlines plane that landed at O'Hare last weekend.
A baggage trader was found trapped in the cargo team. He admits he was drunk and fell asleep inside the 737 on the flight from Kansas City to Chicago, police said.
The employee for regional carrier Piedmont Airlines was not hurt and was not charged with a crime, but he has been suspended.
A source told ABC News the man was probably not discovered before departure because there was no baggage loaded into the forward team for the flight.
"A Piedmont Airlines employee, who was working an American Airlines flight on the morning or Oct. 27 at Kansas City International Airport (MCI), inadvertently fell asleep in the forward cargo team of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, "American Airlines said in a statement. "The flight subsequently took off with the team member in the cargo team, which was heated and pressurized."
"We did not request any of the Piedmont employees," he said. medicinsk opmærksomhed ved ankomst i Chicago, og vi er takknemlige for at han ikke har båret nogen injuries. The American team is very concerned about this serious situation, and we are reviewing what was transpired with our Piedmont and Kansas City colleagues. "
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