The Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday that a worker at the Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama died Saturday in a ramp accident.
Montgomery Regional Airport said in a statement that an American Airlines/Piedmont Airlines ground crew member was “involved in a fatality” around 3 p.m.
Said Wade A. Davis, Airport CEO: “We are saddened to hear of the tragic loss of an AA/Piedmont Airlines team member.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.”
“She is devastated by the incident involving a team member,” American Airlines said in a statement, adding: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and our local team members. We are focused on ensuring that everyone involved has the support they need.” during this difficult time.”
All inbound and outbound flights were grounded for more than four hours Saturday afternoon, but the airport said it was back to normal operations at 8:30 p.m.
The victim’s name was not released, and the circumstances of the death were not immediately released. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
The flight, operated by regional carrier Envoy Air, was scheduled to leave Montgomery for Dallas-Fort Worth on Saturday afternoon, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.com.
CNN contacted Envoy Air for more information on Saturday.
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