By Savannah Smith  |  11-01-2018   News
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He should be thankful he emerged from the incident alive and unharmed because worse things could have happened. A baggage handler was discovered trapped in the cargo hold on an American Airline plane that landed at O’ Hare last weekend in Chicago.

The baggage handler admitted that it was all his fault that he got trapped in the cargo hold as he was drunk and fell asleep inside the 737 on the flight from Kansas City and bound fro Chicago.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago <a href="https://t.co/MMEKtE0CBs">https://t.co/MMEKtE0CBs</a></p>&mdash; Bloomberg (@business) <a href="https://twitter.com/business/status/1057962920817123333?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The baggage handler of Piedmont Airlines was thankfully not hurt from the incident. He was also not charged with a crime. As it was his clear fault, however, he has been suspended from work.

The man whose identity was not released by authorities was likely left undiscovered until landing because there was no luggage loaded into the forward hold for the flight.

American Airlines released a statement on the incident and shared how they showed concern for the said employee despite his obvious mistake. The statement read in part: “A Piedmont Airline employee, who was working an American Airlines flight on the morning of October 27 at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) inadvertently fell asleep in the forward cargo hold of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.”

The statement added how it could have been potentially dangerous for the employee to have been stuck in the cargo hold. It said: “The flight subsequently took off with the team member in the cargo hold, which was heated and pressurized.”

The airline also said: “Our top priority is ensuring the well-being of the Piedmont employee. He did not request any medical attention upon arrival in Chicago, and we are grateful that he did not sustain any injuries. The American team is very concerned about this serious situation, and we are reviewing what transpired with our Piedmont and Kansas City colleagues.”

It is not clear if any supervisor or other employees are also at fault for failing to check or monitor that the baggage handler was still in the cargo hold before take off.

Social media users are reacting to the news, many with humor, some with sympathy and relief that he’s fine.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You had one job!</p>&mdash; LöskerMan (@Morksuggan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Morksuggan/status/1057875364196896768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lucky this idiot survived!</p>&mdash; S.fike (@Drsuny1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Drsuny1/status/1057806675787370497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Power nap gone wrong?</p>&mdash; Anderson 🇺🇸 (@TheLeifAnderson) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheLeifAnderson/status/1057800581266530304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A free flight! <br>Lol</p>&mdash; TL (@TL38227608) <a href="https://twitter.com/TL38227608/status/1057800752553512962?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So did they make him ride in the cargo bay on the flight back?</p>&mdash; Kakkarot Ftw (@Kakkarotftw) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kakkarotftw/status/1057809470254997504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some people will do anything to get out of Kansas City.</p>&mdash; TenaciousEye (@TenaciousEye) <a href="https://twitter.com/TenaciousEye/status/1057964555463282688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank God he’s alright.</p>&mdash; christa sloan (@myeyesaregrey49) <a href="https://twitter.com/myeyesaregrey49/status/1057963295943127040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 41042 1541153449

One for the road.

Surely he will have a hard time even in this Trumping economy finding a job.

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