A employee at an Alabama airport has died after a airplane “entered the engine,” authorities mentioned.
The incident occurred at Montgomery Regional Airport round 3 p.m. Saturday, when an American Airways Embraer 170 was parked on the gate with not less than one engine operating, based on the Nationwide Transportation Security Board.
The worker was on the ramp simply earlier than the airplane took off for Dallas-Fort Value Worldwide Airport when the person by some means bought into one of many airplane’s engines.
The particular person has not been recognized. KRLD: reviews that the employee was a baggage handler.
The NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration are each investigating, and the NTSB says its preliminary report will likely be launched inside two to 3 weeks.
Montgomery Regional Airport confirmed the worker was employed by Piedmont Airways, a subsidiary of American Airways.
“We’re saddened to listen to of the tragic lack of a member of the AA/Piedmont Airways crew,” Montgomery Regional Airport CEO Wade A. Davis. mentioned the assertion. “Our ideas and prayers are with the household at this tough time.”
After grounding all flights after an incident the airport has resumed operations just a few hours later.