No matter how it happened it's a scary occurrence. Even if there was nothing in it that's dangerous, the manifest is how weight and balance is figured
out. Drop a container and it changes the CG calculations.
I'm not fear mongering. This is scary that it was loaded without being on the manifest. Accidents can and have been caused by CG problems, and this is
a CG issue. It could also easily be used to smuggle something onto the plane without the crew knowing. The odds against that are high, but it's a
They occasionally run tests in bags that are run through the checked baggage checks, but they're bags owned by the overseeing agency, not a passenger.
They won't ever run a test with a container like this because it's a big safety issue.
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