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American Found Shot In Airplane’s Baggage Compartment

November 11, 1991

MILAN, Italy (AP) _ An U.S. airport employee was in a coma Sunday after workers found him shot in the luggage compartment of a plane arriving from Los Angeles, authorities said.

Roman Soriano Vasquez, 28, was found with a single bullet wound in the head, security officials at Milan’s Malpensa Airport said.

A .38-caliber pistol was found next to him, and the security officials said he probably attempted suicide.

The man was found aboard Alitalia Flight AZ 621 after it arrived at Malpensa from Los Angeles on Saturday.

Soriano Vasquez worked at the Los Angeles airport for Air Services, the officials said. He was initially identified by his company uniform and his worker’s identification card.

A doctor at the Gallarate hospital near the airport said Soriano Vasquez was in critical condition.