American Airlines baggage handler was drunk when he fell asleep and became a stowaway

A baggage handler based in Kansas City working on an American Airlines flight woke up to find he wasn't in Kansas anymore.

Instead he was drunk inside the airplane's cargo hold at an airport in Chicago.

The man told police he was drunk and had fallen asleep while loading the luggage onto the Boeing 737 before its departure from Kansas to Chicago. Luckily for him the cargo hold was heated and pressurised, otherwise the drunken nap may have killed him.

No charges have been laid, and the man was immediately flown back to Kansas.

American Airlines is reviewing the incident, and say it's just glad the employee wasn't injured.

The man's name hasn't been released.


Contact Newshub with your story tips: