American B38M near Port of Spain on May 29th 2018, "we think somebody is stuck in our cargo hold"

Last Update: June 1, 2018 / 22:59:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2282

Aircraft Registration
N308RD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800MAX, registration N308RD performing flight AA-2282 from Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) to Miami,FL (USA), was climbing through FL160 out of Port of Spain when the crew reported they thought somebody was stuck in their cargo hold, they heard noise from the cargo hold believed to be screaming. The aircraft returned to Port of Spain for a safe landing about 35 minutes after departure.

Nobody was found in the cargo holds. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours, then departed again and reached Miami with a delay of 2.5 hours.

The airline confirmed the aircraft returned due to some unusual noise. However, the noise appeared to have been caused by some mechanical problem rather than a hapless stowaway.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2282

Aircraft Registration
N308RD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

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