Watch: Baggage handler throwing luggage at US airport

Alaska Airlines has promised an investigation after a video appeared of a baggage handler recklessly throwing luggage from a plane.

The footage was recorded at Los Angeles International Airport in May.

It shows the worker carelessly throwing bags from the plane onto a cart below, with several hitting the tarmac.

One of the bags ends up on the ground.
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One of the bags ends up on the ground.

The airline said that the handler was a contractor and would not be employed by Alaska again.

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In a statement to Fox News, the airline called the video "extremely concerning".

"The contract vendor clearly violated our policies. We expect all employees to treat the luggage and cargo of our guests as they would their own. We apologise to our guests whose baggage was handled so recklessly."