(CBS Seattle) — The 911 call from an employee who became trapped in the cargo hold of a plane has been released.
The Alaska Airlines flight was forced to return to Sea-Tac Airport shortly after takeoff Monday, after the pilot heard loud banging noises.
The noises were coming from a baggage claim employee, who had been trapped in the cargo hold after falling asleep.
The employee called Valley Comm’s 911 center (audio below):
Employee: Hello, I’m trapped in this plane, and I called my job, but I’m in this plane.”
Employee:”I’m inside a plane and it feels like it’s moving in the air. Flight 448. Can you please tell someone to stop it?”
Dispatcher: “Where are you in a plane at?”
Employee:”Inside a plane. Alaska Airlines Flight 448!”
Dispatcher: “Are you at the airport?”
The dispatcher tried to call back but she couldn’t connect.
The pilot made an emergency landing, and the employee was rescued from the cargo hold. He “appeared to be okay,” and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.