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Flight to Angola takeoff from Portugal with employee closed in cargo hold

TAAG flight takeoff from Lisbon to Luanda (Angola) with employee passed out and closed in the cargo hold. ( More...

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mannouan 2
Sam Hernandez 1
"According to public relations, the worker was dealing with the storage of luggage when he passed out in the aircraft hold and had been forgotten inside."

'Passed out' most likely = hungover, laid down for a second, only to find himself at FL350 when he woke up, if he woke up before they found him.
I recall a similar story a few years back but I don't know what airline or city..i worked for an airline for many years (u.s.)and our "rampers" knew who was working with them to load or unload an aircraft..usually 2 or 3 employees who rode the "tug" from the bag belt area to the plane,and they didn't leave until all 2 or 3 were there and fact,often the same people would be the "guides" for pushback and taxi..difference in rules,regulations and what country I guess...
andromeda07 1
Does it really take 45 minutes to fly from Porto to Lisbon on the way to Angola?
MH370 -2
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Accident: TAAG B777 at Porto and Lisbon on Oct 1st 2016, departed with ground worker trapped in cargo hold

A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration D2-TEI performing flight DT-655 from Porto (Portugal) to Luanda (Angola), was enroute at FL350 about 60nm southeast of Lisbon (Portugal) when the crew was informed that a ground worker has gone missing in Porto, the ground worker had last taken care of cargo loading and was presumed locked into the cargo hold of DT-655.


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