ⓒ JoongAng Ilbo / JoongAng Ilbo Japanese version2023.01.03 09:58
On the last day of 2022, a US airport baggage handler died after being sucked into an airplane engine.
According to foreign media such as CNN, such a tragedy occurred at the Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama at around 3:00 pm on the 31st.
Authorities said the employee was sucked into a spinning airplane engine while working on a ramp area at the airport.
The identity of the victim has not been released, but it is known that he worked for Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines.
After the fatal accident, an airport spokesperson said, “At about 3 p.m. today, an accident occurred that resulted in the death of a Piedmont employee.” I pray for you,” he said.
The airport was immediately closed after the accident. All incoming and outgoing flights have been suspended for more than four hours, and the airport said it resumed normal operations at 8:30 p.m.
The Piedmont Airlines care team said it would provide necessary assistance to the victims’ families, friends and colleagues.
American Airlines said it was “deeply shocked by the accident that the team member suffered” and “We pray for the family of the deceased and other team members. We hope that all involved receive the support they need during this difficult time.” I will try to be able to do so,” he said.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the details of the accident.