Napping Baggage Handler Trapped in Cargo Hold During Flight

An admittedly intoxicated American Airlines employee found himself caught in the cargo hold of a flying plane.

An airline baggage handler took an unexpected trip last weekend.
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An admittedly drunken American Airlines baggage handler fell asleep on the job and found himself in the cargo hold of plane flying from Kansas City to Chicago.

The employee — who’s based in Kansas City International Airport’s Piedmont Airlines wing, a subsidiary of AA — decided to take a quick nap on Saturday before the flight took off. The unidentified snoozer was discovered in Chicago a little over an hour and a half later and was immediately brought in for questioning by the Chicago Police Department and FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office, standard policy for anything concerning aviation safety, USA Today reported.

“The American team is very concerned about this serious situation, and we are reviewing what transpired with our Piedmont and Kansas City colleagues,” American spokesman Ross Feinstein said in a statement.

The 23-yer-old handler was unharmed and not charged with a crime but is currently serving a suspension.

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