A Montgomery Regional Airport employee was “ingested” by the engine of an Embraer 175 owned by regional Envoy Air and operated by American Airlines as it prepared to take off.
Fatal crash at Montgomery airport
An American Airlines subsidiary ground handling employee was killed in an accident Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m. at Montgomery Regional Airport, Los Angeles. Alabama to the United States. L’employee on the ground was apparently “ingested” by an Envoy Air Embraer 175 engine preparing to take off.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US National Transportation Safety Board said they had opened an investigation. The accident occurred where the Embraer E175 of American Airlines flight 3408, operated by the regional company Envoy Air, was parked. The flight was scheduled to depart Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The flight was canceled, and on Monday January 2, 2023 the aircraft in question had still not taken off, due to an ongoing investigation by the NTSB.
The ground worker “ingested” by the engine
The “worker was fatally injured on the runway at Montgomery Regional Airport where American Airlines Flight 3408, an Embraer E175, was parked,” the FAA said in a statement sent to American media AL.com. Authorities say the man was “ingested by the engine” of the plane while it was parked at the gate with the handbrake on. He died instantly. No further details were given.