Los Angeles, April 14: A Los Angeles bound Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Seattle after its pilot reported hearing unusual banging from beneath the aircraft, media reported on Tuesday.
Alaska Airlines flight 448 made emergency landing on Monday about 14 minutes after takeoff when the pilot heard banging coming from underneath the plane.
The Captain immediately returned to Seattle declaring an emergency for priority landing. The aircraft was in the air for 14 minutes, said a statement issued by the airlines.
"After landing a ramp agent (baggage handler) was found inside the front cargo hold, which is pressurised and temperature controlled. He was is okay condition and taken to hospital as precautionary measure," further said the statement.
The agent, who is an employee of Alaska contractor Menzies Aviation, told authorities he had fallen asleep, CNN reported.
The matter is under investigation.