American Airlines employee killed in Alabama by aircraft turbine
The American Airlines worker was pulled into the plane’s turbine at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama, where he tragically perished. The Embraer E175 from American Airlines Flight 3408, which had just landed from Dallas, was the jet in which this employee died.
The airport was closed for a total of five hours as a result of the incident.
The dead was a ground crew employee for Piedmont, American Airlines’ wholly-owned subsidiary, but the business opted not to disclose his identity. Death has been confirmed by both the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
He was involved in “a fatality,” according to American Airlines.
While he and his colleagues were sorting bags, the man was tragically sucked into one of the plane’s engines.
The airline has stated that it is “We are focused on ensuring that everyone involved has the support they need during this difficult time,” at this time of crisis.
Montgomery Airport’s official spokesperson, Wade A. Davis, was also available for interviews.
“We are very saddened to learn of this tragic loss. Our thoughts are with the family,” he said.
However, authorities have yet to determine what caused the man to get drawn into the turbine.
More than 1,600 flights have been completed safely in this Embraer E175 type.