Human Remains Container Found Leaking On Southwest Airlines Plane

May 18, 2010
Advertisement

imageDallas-based Southwest Airlines is apologizing to some of it’s customers after an incident involving their bags and human remains.

Baggage handlers in Albuquerque, New Mexico were unloading the cargo bin of Flight 477 from Houston Thursday afternoon when they discovered blood had leaked from inside a shipping container with human remains.

In a statement Friday, the airline admits blood did get on some of the passenger luggage, but says it was a small amount of bags and that the passengers have ‘been compensated for the damage’ of their bags.

Advertisement

Southwest says the remains were being shipped through a third-party vendor, and says they are following up to keep incidents like this one limited in the future.

CBS station KRQE-TV in Albuquerque says Southwest did not notify airport officials there about the incident. Southwest says it is not obligated to notify the FAA or any other agency about the spill since a hazardous materials crew was not needed.

Source: CBS11tv.com, Via: Eagles Wings Air

CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

WISCONSON VERDICT HAS HHUUGGEE IMPLICATIONS ON THE FUNERAL PROFESSION | FUNERAL nation 117
Funeral Industry News
1113 views
Funeral Industry News
1113 views

WISCONSON VERDICT HAS HHUUGGEE IMPLICATIONS ON THE FUNERAL PROFESSION | FUNERAL nation 117

CDFuneralNews - July 16, 2018

The divide continues in the land of cheese. Wisconsin Supreme Court delivered the final verdict saying Funeral Homes and cemeteries…

Cremation On The Rise: NFDA Predicts The National Cremation Rate Will Climb By A Third Within 20 Years
Funeral Industry News
49 views
Funeral Industry News
49 views

Cremation On The Rise: NFDA Predicts The National Cremation Rate Will Climb By A Third Within 20 Years

CDFuneralNews - July 16, 2018

BROOKFIELD, Wis. -- Over the next 18 years, the rate of cremation in the United States is projected to increase by nearly 30…

Homesteaders Expands Finding Resilience to Include New “Ask Dr. Troyer” Video Series
Funeral Industry News
14 views
Funeral Industry News
14 views

Homesteaders Expands Finding Resilience to Include New “Ask Dr. Troyer” Video Series

CDFuneralNews - July 16, 2018

West Des Moines, IA – Homesteaders Life Company has expanded its popular Finding Resilience burnout prevention program to include a new video series,…

Comments