An American Airlines ground crew member is killed at Montgomery Airport

The airport said an American Airlines ground crew member was killed at Montgomery Regional Airport today.

“Around 3pm today, an American Airlines ground crew member in Piedmont was involved in a fatality. No further information is currently available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the bereaved.”

To update: According to the NTSB, a worker climbed into the engine

The airport issued a statement around 7:45 p.m

“We are saddened by the tragic loss of a member of the AA/Piedmont Airlines team,” said Wade A. Davies, CEO of MGM.

According to the airport’s tweet, the airport resumed normal operations at 8:30 p.m. today.

“The FAA’s investigation into the tragic accident in Piedmont is ongoing,” the tweet said.

We are shocked by the incident at Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) involving a team member from Piedmont Airlines, a regional airline of American Airlines. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and members of our local team. “We are focused on making sure everyone involved has the support they need during this difficult time,” said an American Airlines spokesman.

Piedmont Airlines is working with the NTSB, FAA and local law enforcement agencies in the investigation of the crash.

American Airlines has not provided additional information due to an active investigation.

“A worker was fatally injured on a ramp at Montgomery Regional Airport where American Airlines Flight 3408, an Embraer E-175, was parked,” the FAA said in a statement to

More information will be available when the FAA issues a preliminary report the next business day, the FAA statement said. has reached out to officials for more information.

This is an evolving story and will be updated.

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