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What Happens After An Emergency(Crash) Landing  
User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

I know that an investigation usually follows, but what about the passengers checked bags. For example did the people that were on the BA 777 that crash landed at LHR get there luggage( maybe late)? Or what about if it was fatal, but there are remains of the aircraft/baggage, might the surviving family want it?  Confused

BTW-Sorry if I offend anyone, I'm not trying to show disrespect to anybody. (I saw some other threads about what happens after a crash, even though the crash land I specifically mentioned wasn't fatal)

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12599 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3017 times:



Quoting BAKJet (Thread starter):
BTW-Sorry if I offend anyone, I'm not trying to show disrespect to anybody

No worries; these are interesting and important issues. With regard to the BA incident, I'm sure all of the baggage was ultimately returned, since the fuselage was largely intact. Where the aircraft is burned out, that's obviously a different issue. I guess passengers' insurance would cover this.

In relation to fatal accidents, I would expect that a deceased passenger's baggage would be handed over to next of kin.


User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2994 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1):
No worries; these are interesting and important issues. With regard to the BA incident, I'm sure all of the baggage was ultimately returned, since the fuselage was largely intact. Where the aircraft is burned out, that's obviously a different issue. I guess passengers' insurance would cover this.

In relation to fatal accidents, I would expect that a deceased passenger's baggage would be handed over to next of kin.

Thanks for the info, and I'm glad you weren't offended.


User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

Having been through an 'incident' I can assure you that the measures taken to assist everybody are absolutely extraordinary -- even the paperback book I had left in the seat back in front of me was returned to me!
Every effort is made to accommodate all pax, crew and their belongings ..



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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
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Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1):
I guess passengers' insurance would cover this.

Why not the Airline's insurance??



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User currently offlineBaron52ta From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Often airlines like BA sell the bags and contents same as they do with lost luggage after a lame attempt to locate the owners. It is cheaper for them to pay a compensation claim than to try to get it back to the rightful owners.

User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2763 times:
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Quoting Baron52ta (Reply 5):
Often airlines like BA sell the bags and contents same as they do with lost luggage after a lame attempt to locate the owners. It is cheaper for them to pay a compensation claim than to try to get it back to the rightful owners.

I know everyone likes to rag on the airlines for losing luggage, but I must admit that the one time in all my travels that a bag was lost/missing for more than a few days, AA did an amazing job tracking me down - they said they saw my car's license plate in a photo in my suitcase, and were able to get my name/contact info from the Virginia DMV. I'd consider that more than a lame attempt...



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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2740 times:



Quoting Baron52ta (Reply 5):
Often airlines like BA sell the bags and contents same as they do with lost luggage after a lame attempt to locate the owners. It is cheaper for them to pay a compensation claim than to try to get it back to the rightful owners.

Sorry, but that's pure BS. After the BA038 incident, once we had opened the aircraft holds on -MMM, we absolutely delivered the hold baggage, and cargo, to it's rightful owners. We took contact details for all customers in the immediate aftermath of the event and ensured that all hold baggage was re-united with it's rightful owners.

Nothing lame about it.


User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2607 times:



Quoting LHR777 (Reply 7):
Sorry, but that's pure BS. After the BA038 incident, once we had opened the aircraft holds on -MMM, we absolutely delivered the hold baggage, and cargo, to it's rightful owners. We took contact details for all customers in the immediate aftermath of the event and ensured that all hold baggage was re-united with it's rightful owners.

Nothing lame about it.

That has been my experience with such an incident, as a passenger ..



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