Terrible! Airline worker dies sucked into plane turbine

And employee of the American airline American Airlines lost his life last weekend after being sucked into one of the turbines of an airplane. The event occurred in the Montgomery City Regional Airportin the state of Alabama (United States).

Fatal accident

The airline issued a statement about what happened, noting that, on the flight Embraer E175 operated by Envoy Air, one of its workers was sucked by one of the airplane’s turbines.

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The plane was in charge of covering the route between the cities of Montgomery and Dallas, and had already landed normally. Later, while American Airlines workers were transporting the passengers’ luggage, the deadly accident occurred.

ongoing investigations

After the accident, the authorities of Montgomery activities were suspended in the airport for five hours. “We are very saddened to learn of this tragic loss. Our thoughts are with the family. We are focused on ensuring that everyone involved has the support they need during this difficult time.” American Airlines through a statement.

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For their part, the local police began investigations to find the true cause of the accident. According to official sources, this is the first time that this type of accident has occurred with the Embraer E175 aircraft model, which has been manufactured since 2001 and has made more than 1,600 trips without an accident.

According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the USA, the aircraft’s parking brake was applied. “The aircraft was parked at the gate with the parking brake on when a ground support worker was sucked into the turbine,” the US agency said.

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