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ATSB investigating unlisted baggage container on aircraft

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posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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This is scary. The Australian Transportation Safety Board is investigating after ground crews discovered a baggage container in the hold of a Jetstar A320 that was not listed on the manifest.

Not much info is out yet, but the aircraft was being unloaded in Sydney when it was found. A report is due out by February.

www.flightglobal.com...




posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow we give the airlines a great deal more credit than I thought...one would assume that this happens now and then..



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: chrismarco

I can count on one hand the number of times I've heard about it happening, including the seven years I worked with the FAA at an airport.



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

We won't know what was in the container until February?? Why so long?



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

No, we won't know how it was loaded without being on the manifest until February. More details will probably come out in the next couple weeks.



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ahh, okay.



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 03:01 PM
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Most propably the loading-master forgot to scan the container as it was being loaded, or a computer-glitch caused the san not to be uploaded to the main system



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: Hellhound604

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.



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
With that part I can agree, but not with the fear-mongering part



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: Hellhound604

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 definite possibility.



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

hope it is an innocent mistake......



posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
So this is where lost luggage goes! lol



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 06:19 AM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: Zaphod58
So this is where lost luggage goes! lol


Lost luggage and the missing sock from the dryer...

Zaph -
Could a paperwork error cause this or is this a human failure only issue?

Also are airlines tested in this manner or do they restrict the security tests to the humans only lines?



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

This was a human failure.

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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