Aviation experts have been alarmed at images of passengers clutching their hand baggage as they were evacuated from the burning British Airways plane in Las Vegas.
A number of travellers stopped to get their suitcases, rucksacks and other bags from under their seats and in the overhead lockers before leaving the plane via the emergency chutes.
Aviation expert Julian Bray described the Las Vegas incident as a "textbook emergency evacuation" apart from passengers taking their bags with them.
The only downside is those pictures of people holding luggage. The last thing you should do is delay everybody else getting out alive by looking around for your own hand luggage and possibly opening the overhead bins to retrieve it.
Captain Brendan O'Neal, chairman of the British Airline Pilots' Association, said: "Failing to follow the instructions of the crew by stopping to collect luggage is extremely dangerous as it slows down the evacuation, could block aisles and prevent passengers getting off in time and could cause injuries."
Steve Bingham suffers regular flashbacks and been on medication for psychological trauma since the incident.
The veteran British Airways pilot hailed a hero for saving the lives of passengers on a burning plane has said he is unlikely to fly again.
ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills explains what happened to British Airways Flight 2276 at Las Vegas Airport.