14 May 2009

LAN Loses Baggage Container To JAL 747

Or better known as LD2 meets outboard starboard engine

At LAX a passing JAL 747-400 pax aircraft sucked in a loose LAN owned LD1 lower deck container. It could have been a LD3 we cannot tell - LAN owns both types. The exact details are on Monday 11 May 2009, a metal baggage container - measuring approximately 5 feet by 5 feet by 4 feet - was sucked into the engine of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 with 245 passengers from Los Angeles International Airport. The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. when Flight 61 to Narita, Japan, pulled back from Gate 101 at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Airport officials said the vacuum created by the air intake of the left outboard engine was so strong it pulled the empty container off a baggage cart that was either parked or driven too close to the aircraft. There were no injuries and other arrangements were made for the 245 passengers and 18 crew members

The result - a great day for Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=picE8ZvknpA

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