A 2-year-old boy was injured when he climbed onto a moving conveyor belt at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday, according to several reports. She told the station she wanted to jump on the belt to follow her son but wasn't allowed. "I just hope he gets better". I'm just grateful he's here.
Video then shows him crawling over bags, trying to avoid being pulled through a large screening machine that resembles a darkened cave above the conveyor belt.
He remained on the belt for almost five minutes, coming to a stop only in the bag room run by Transportation Security Administration officials, who looked up from their desks and were shocked to see the youngster.
According to Vega, it took five minutes to find her son - investigators told her he was in the TSA bag room, where the agency checks luggage before sending it through to the planes.
While the little ride must have seemed fun for the guy, he ended up with cuts on his arm and also a fractured hand. He suffered injuries to his right hand.
She looked up seconds later to see the child being carried away on the conveyor belt and passed the ticket counter, which was closed at the time and unstaffed.
Transportation Security Administration agents checking luggage in the baggage area can be seen immediately jumping to get the boy off the belt before it goes any further.
In a statement, Spirit Airlines wished the child a speedy recovery. "That's all that goes through mind..." TSA and Spirit Airlines are investigating the incident. Video shows him continuing on the belt before finally being rescued by a worker.
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