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Alaska Airlines plane 'flew with worker trapped in cargo hold'

An Alaska Airlines plane declared an emergency and made a priority landing at Seattle after taking off with a worker trapped in the cargo hold.

The pilot of the aircraft, which was bound for Los Angeles, was alerted by the sound of banging.

The baggage handler emerged from the pressurised hold, saying he had fallen asleep inside it, the airline said.

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