An American mother flew an Easyjet flight from Gatwick to Alicante airport on Wednesday night with her two children. She was due to meet her Canadian husband who was waiting for her in arrivals.
The mother put her five month old baby down on the carousel intended for outsize luggage. This particular carousel is activated by weight and so started up dragging the baby into the drop zone by the rollers. The mother, who was distracted, failed to notice what had happened until it was too late. Sadly, the emergency services could not resuscitate the baby.
The family, who were due to have a holiday in Denia, are receiving counselling. However, I have no idea how you could ever come to terms with something like that happening.