Worker stuck in cargo hold forces Alaska Air emergency landing

April 13, 2015 11:04 PM

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Worker stuck in cargo hold forces Alaska Air emergency landing

An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Seattle Monday afternoon after pilots heard a person banging in the cargo hold of the Boeing 737 aircraft. The person turned out to be a ramp worker. The man told authorities he had fallen asleep in the cargo hold, according to a statement from Alaska Airlines.

The incident occurred on Los Angeles-bound Flight 448, where Alaska Air says pilots "reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft … immediately after takeoff."

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