Airport Worker Killed By Being ‘Ingested Into The Engine’ Of Plane

A floor crew employee at a regional Alabama airport was killed on Saturday by being sucked into the engine of a parked aircraft.

The airplane, an Embraer 170, was parked on the gate with its engine working after arriving from Dallas. The flight had been operated by Envoy Air, which is a subsidiary of American Airlines. The one who died was an worker of Piedmont Airlines, a regional airline additionally owned by American Airlines.

Montgomery Regional Airport said in its own statement that it was “saddened to hear about the tragic loss of a team member.”

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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