Italy's civil aviation authority on Thursday asked the operator of Rome's Fiumicino airport to explain how a Norwegian tourist ended up on baggage-claim conveyor belt and passed under an X-ray machine.
The 36-year-old man fell asleep on the baggage belt at Rome's Fiumicino airport and travelled 160 feet before he was identified by an X-ray scanner. He had earlier arrived at the international terminal of Italy's busiest airport with a backpack and a can of beer in his hand. When he went to check in for his flight to Oslo, he found nobody on duty at the airline desk. So, he decided to jump over the counter and promptly fell into a deep sleep on the baggage belt, next to this bag.