American Airlines employee killed at Montgomery Regional Airport
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An American Airlines ground staff employee was killed in a crash on a ramp Saturday afternoon at Montgomery Regional Airport.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” the airport said in a social media post Saturday night.
The identity of the person killed in the accident has not yet been released.
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic loss of a member of the AA/Piedmont Airlines team,” said Wade A. Davis, executive director of MGM. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”
All outbound and inbound flights through Montgomery were initially grounded. Airport operations resumed around 9 p.m. Saturday.
The crash occurred at the site of an Embraer E175 parked for American Airlines Flight 3408, operated by regional carrier Envoy Air. The flight was scheduled to depart Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, but the flight was canceled after the incident.
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The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating, which is standard for plane crashes involving injuries and fatalities. The FAA said the NTSB would lead the investigation and provide additional updates.
According to the airport, all passengers with scheduled flights should check with American Airlines directly for status changes.