I’ve mentioned this classic Navy training video before, but I guess not everyone was paying attention. Someone who didn’t hear Easy-E’s 1985 anti-FOD rap left a metal luggage container too close to a departing 747 at LAX and it got sucked right into the engine! Luckily there was no explosion and no one was hurt, but it could have been much, much worse.
It’s not too surprising to me that something like this happened at LAX. Civilian airports are SO dangerous, and not because anyone’s got bombs in their shoes… but because the people who work at these places have no discipline and don’t get paid very well, either.