Jet Engine Munches Baggage Box at LAX

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2009 9:41 PM CDT
A Japan Airlines staff checks a biofuel-loaded No. 3 engine of Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 747-300 jet before the demo flight at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Jan. 30, 2009.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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(Newser) – A hungry jumbo jet at LAX inhaled a large metal baggage container into one of its engines as it left the gate today, reports the Los Angeles Times. Officials blame a baggage cart left too close to the Japan Airlines Boeing 747. The plane was taken out of service after being crippled by the couch-sized box, and other arrangements were made for the 245 passengers.