An airplane engine sucked at a baggage handler at Montgomery Airport in the US. The man died instantly. The exact reasons for the dramatic event are not yet known. Airport authorities said the accident victim was supposed to perform her duties on the ramp.
The horrific accident occurred at the Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama, USA. On New Year’s Eve, around 3:00 p.m., a baggage handler who was supposed to perform duties on the ramp was sucked into the engine of an Envoy Air plane. The man died instantly.
The identity of the victim has not been made public, only that the man was an employee of Piedmont Airlines.
It was absorbed by the aircraft engine. The airport is temporarily closed
After this dramatic incident, the airport was closed. Work resumed late Saturday evening.
The media reported that the investigation into the fatal crash is being carried out by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Aviation Safety Board.
“We are saddened to learn of the incident involving an airport worker. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” American Airlines said in a statement.
A special team has been mobilized
It was also announced that a dedicated CARE team will provide the necessary support to the victim’s family, friends and colleagues.
More details will be provided in a report due to be published on Monday.
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