Airplane almost takes off with THIS still attached to the aircraft

An airport can be a terrifying place, as planes are taking off and landing at such a high speed.

However, one aeroplane almost caused a huge disaster. 

A Jetstar pilot in Australia almost took off with a ground worker despite still being attached. 

Whilst uninjured, it was a cause for concern as to how the man was missed.

The ground worker was waiting for the plane to receive the confirmation to detach from the aircraft.

He was still connected to the nose of the A320 plane by a cable when the engines fired up and it was ready to go.

The dispatcher had to quickly disconnect before rushing to be far from the jet towards the terminal as it began its journey on the runway.

Luckily he wasn’t hurt but it was described as a “serious incident” according to air-safety investigators.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau reported the incident.

It stated that the plane mistakenly thought the dispatcher from another plane, who had already disconnected himself, was their own.

The report explained, “[The dispatcher] observed the taxi lights for [the Jetstar A320] illuminate, then they heard the engine noise increase, and then the aircraft started to taxi.”

Jetstar released a statement in response to this, stating “Like all airlines, we have comprehensive checklists which crew are required to follow prior to departure.” 

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