FedEx worker falls asleep on plane in Memphis, ends up in Lubbock, Texas

By Montague Smith - http://www.airliners.net/photo/FedEx-Express/Airbus-A310-203(F)/0741813/L/, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17578930

By Montague Smith – http://www.airliners.net/photo/FedEx-Express/Airbus-A310-203(F)/0741813/L/, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17578930

An unidentified FedEx employee is embarrassed as well as probably in a bit of trouble today after taking an unexpected trip to Lubbock, Texas.

The man was loading a FedEx plane at the company’s home base in Memphis, Tennessee, but he fell asleep while doing so. Nobody noticed that he was still on the Airbus A310, which took off with him on board. He woke up just before the flight arrived in Lubbock, Texas.

According to NBC News:

Toward the end of FedEx Flight 1459, the worker, whom officials did not identify, woke up and knocked on the cabin door. “And of course the crew did not open the door,” said Kelly Campbell, executive director of Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.

The crew was able to communicate with the worker, she said, and notified air traffic control at 5:17 a.m., Campbell said. “Knowing that it was a FedEx employee, they instructed him to get into the jump seat and buckle up. They were almost here anyway,” she said.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

The plane was then met by airport police, who determined the man was not a threat.

The man works two jobs, so I hope he doesn’t get into too much trouble for his journey. Sure, it’s not good to fall asleep on the job, but let he who has never nodded off in a boring meeting cast the first stone.

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