Monday, May 11, 2009

Japan Airlines Boeing 747 vs Baggage Container

Earlier today at Los Angeles International Airport, the number one engine of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747-400 had a run in with a metal baggage container -- or maybe it was the other way around. The baggage container reportedly was "sucked into the engine" as the aircraft was preparing to depart.

Here's what the Los Angeles Times reported about the incident:
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.
Not surprisingly, that airplane did not go to Tokyo today.

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