Yesterday a TAAG Boeing 777 departed with a ground worker trapped in the cargo hold.
The aircraft, TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing 777-300 enroute from Porto, Portugal to Luanda, Angola received a message that the ground worker was still in the cargo hold and diverted to Lisbon, Portugal.
The ground handling agency reported the worker was loading the box of a passenger’s pet when he fell and became unconscious. The aircraft departed with the unconscious worker. 40 minutes after the aircraft had departed the absence of the worker was noticed.