Airport worker dies after being ‘ingested’ into jet engine in Alabama | world news
An airport worker has died after being ‘ingested’ into an aircraft engine in the US state of Alabama.
The crash happened around 3 p.m. Saturday at Montgomery Regional Airport after American Airlines Flight 3408 arrived from Dallas.
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the ground worker was “ingested into the engine” of a plane while parked at the gate, CBS News reported.
The worker – who was an employee of Piedmont Airlines, a regional subsidiary of American Airlines – has yet to be named.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB are investigating the incident.
An American Airlines spokesperson said: “We are devastated by the accident involving a crew member from Piedmont Airlines, an American Airlines regional carrier, at Montgomery Regional Airport.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and members of our local team.
“We are working to ensure that everyone involved receives the support they need during this difficult time.”