Mass Pile-Up of Luggage at Heathrow Airport Following Malfunction

A sea of luggage piled up at London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 following a technical malfunction on June 17. This footage, captured by Gabriele Marcotti, show scenes in the terminal on Friday afternoon. Some social media users complained of lengthy delays while waiting for their luggage, while others posted similar images of luggage crammed into the terminal. By Friday evening, a Heathrow spokesperson told local media that the technical issue was resolved, but a number of passengers who departed from Terminal 2 earlier on Friday “may have travelled without their luggage.” Credit: Gabriele Marcotti via Storyful