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Old 05-12-2009, 05:55 AM
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Just happened yesterday.

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Old 05-12-2009, 01:44 PM
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This post may be related to JAL but thought it might be appropriate as it happened in LAX:

Metal baggage container sucked into jet engine at LAX - Los Angeles Times

From LATimes.com:

Metal baggage container sucked into jet engine at LAX

Airport officials say the vacuum created by an engine on the Japan Airlines Boeing 747 pulled the container off a baggage cart. Other arrangements were made for the 245 passengers and 18 crew members.
By Dan Weikel
May 12, 2009
A large metal baggage container was sucked into the engine of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 on Monday as the giant jetliner prepared to depart with 245 passengers from Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

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.
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