SeaTac Airport worker dials 911 from airplane cargo hold

SeaTac Airport worker dials 911 from airplane cargo hold

A baggage handler from SeaTac International Airport is safe and sound after accidentally being locked into an airplanes cargo hold while sleeping on the job. Authorities were alerted to the incident on Monday, April 13, after a man called 911 from a cell phone and told the operator that he was trapped in a plane in the air. "I'm inside a plane. I feel it, it's moving in the air” he said before before his call dropped. The man was aboard an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 traveling between Seattle and Los Angeles. Just 14 minutes after takeoff, the captain and passengers heard yelling and banging from the plane’s cargo hold. Upon landing back at SeaTac the baggage handler emerged from the cargo hold unharmed and told authorities that he had accidentally fallen asleep while loading the plane. The man is an employee of Menzies Aviation which is contracted by Alaska. A representative from Menzies told reporters that the man, an employee who had worked for the group for 18 months, was never in serious danger as he was locked in a part of the plane that is pressurized and temperature controlled and that he was being placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. Shortly after audio of the man’s 911 call was released the following Thursday, Alaska Airlines officially banned the man from working on their planes. The results of an internal investigation into the incident by Menzies has yet to be released. According to Alaska Airlines, all employees responsible for loading their planes undergo a full criminal background check before being hired and given security clearance.. Though the flight was delayed because of the return to SeaTac, travelers eventually made their trip to L.A. just a few hours late.

Crimes reported between 3/29/15 and 4/12/15

Home and Business Larceny/Burglary:
4400 Blk S. 166th St., 4200 Blk S. 172nd St., 17200 Blk Intl. Blvd. S., 14300 Blk 1st Ave S.W., 12200 Blk 2nd Pl. S.W., 14900 Blk 4th Ave. S.W., 12000 Blk 20th Ave. S., 100 Blk S.W. 148th St., 11800 Blk 16th Ave. S., 12200 Blk 22nd Ave. S., 100 Blk S.W. 148th St., 11900 Blk 23rd Ave. S.W., 100 Blk S.W. 148th St., 10200 Blk 19th Ave. S.W., 9800 Blk 28th Ave. S.W., 11000 Blk 1st Ave. S.W., 2800 Blk S.W. Roxbury St., 10200 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 14600 Blk 1st Ave. S., 400 Blk S.W. 130th St.

Auto Theft/Break-in:
10100 Blk 8th Ave. S., 16900 Blk Military Rd. S., 3200 Blk S. 176th St., 3700 Blk S. 180th St., 3000 Blk S. 176th St., 12000 Blk 1st Ave. S., 11400 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 12900 Blk 12th Ave. S., 15500 Blk 2nd Ave. S., 13700 Blk 12th Ave. S.W., 200 Blk S. 152nd St., 13700 Blk 12th Ave. S.W., 2100 Blk S. 124th St., 14600 Blk 1st Ave. S., 11600 Blk 1st Ave. S., 16200 Blk Sylvester Rd. S., 16200 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 14200 Blk 11th Ave. S.W., 15700 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 200 Blk S. 152nd St., 11200 Blk 1st Ave. S., 100 Blk S.W. 112th St., 10700 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 10300 Blk 28th Ave. S.W., 10400 Blk 2nd Pl. S.W., 10400 Blk 2nd Pl., S.W., 10000 Blk 6th Ave. S.W., 9700 Blk 8th Pl. S.W., 9800 Blk 28th Ave. S.W., 300 Blk S. 177th Pl., 12200 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S., 400 Blk S.W. Ambaum Blvd. S.W., 1800 Blk S. 120th St.

Assault/Violence:
10300 Blk 14th Ave. S., 13700 Blk 24th Ave. S., 16500 Blk Intl. Blvd. S., 16800 Blk 35th Ave. S., 17100 Blk Pacific Hwy. S., 4400 Blk S. 172nd St., 16800 Blk 35th Ave. S., 16500 Blk Intl. Blvd. S., 300 Blk S. 150th St., 16200 Blk Sylvester Rd. S., 13200 Blk 10th Ave. S., 100 Blk S. 174th St., 13600 Blk 12th Ave. S.W., 13400 Blk 12th Ave. S., 17400 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 9600 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 9800 Blk 28th Ave. S.W., 12800 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 16200 Blk 19th Ave. S.W., 14000 Blk 1st Ave. S., 16200 Blk Sylvester Rd. S. Property Crimes/Vandalism: 14400 Blk Military Rd. S., 17100 Blk Intl. Blvd. S., 5100 Blk S. 170th St., 4000 Blk S. 164th St., 16000 Blk Intl. Blvd. S., 200 Blk S.W. 153rd St., 800 Blk S.W. 135th St., 12600 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 14700 Blk 6th Ave. S.W., 400 Blk S.W. 152nd St., 100 Blk S.W. 148th St., 14800 Blk 1st Ave. S., 15000 Blk 1st Ave. S., 100 Blk S.W. 152nd St., 12700 Blk 1st Ave. S.W., 400 Blk S.W. 152nd St., 9600 Blk 16th Ave. S.W

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