Domenica, 23 Settembre 2018
ROME

Drunk tourist ends up on baggage belt at Rome airport

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(ANSA) - Rome, August 9 - Italy's civil aviation authority
on Thursday asked the operator of Rome's Fiumicino airport to
explain how a Norwegian tourist ended up on baggage-claim
conveyor belt and passed under an X-ray machine.
Following a preliminary investigation, Enac said the
accident involved a passenger "who had already cleared an
airport security check and wasn't carrying any dangerous objects
with him".
According to media reports, the 36-year-old man had been
spotted drinking heavily after arriving at a terminal to check
in for a flight to Oslo.
When he found no one at the airline counter, he is believed
to have fallen asleep on top of his bag placed on the conveyor
belt and then fell asleep, getting dragged along.
Staff at the airport reportedly only noticed the man when
his X-ray appeared on a security scanner.
The man was taken to a local hospital to undergo medical
checks.
Police Thursday denied the incident had exposed any
security risks at the airport, one of Europe's busiest and
Italy's main intercontinental hub.
An officer told Italian daily La Repubblica: "It's
impossible to avoid a situation like this if there's no employee
at the check-in desk".
The aviation authority asked airport personnel to be extra
vigilant of any "eventual anomalies".

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