A baggage handler spent a flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to northern Virginia locked inside the plane’s cargo hold Sunday afternoon.
At some point during United Express Flight 6060, authorities learned a man was locked in the baggage compartment, so Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire and Rescue crews met the small jet when it arrived at Dulles International Airport at 4:16 p.m. after an hour-and-22-minute flight.
“It’s going to be an apparent baggage handler that got locked in the baggage compartment,” the dispatch call said. “It’s going to be in the rear cargo area. Should have been pressurized. Unknown injuries at this time.”
When he arrived, the man appeared to be OK and refused medical treatment.