An airport employee from Texas was declared dead on Friday night at San Antonio International Airport after being sucked by a jet engine.

Emergency crews were called to the tarmac just before 10:30 p.m. after reports that a ground worker had been “ingested” into the engine of a plane that had just landed. (Source: New York Post)

According to the Incident Report at the Airport

Based on the news released by the New York Post,  before 10:30 p.m., emergency respondents were sent to the airport runway. Affirming that a ground worker had been “ingested” into a landing plane’s engine, the plane was identified as the Delta flight. Only one engine was functioning on the Delta flight when the incident occurred, and it had just arrived from Los Angeles. The NTSB told KENS5 that “Delta Flight 1111 was taxying at the gate, with one engine on at that moment, and a worker was sucked into that engine around 10:25 p.m.

The death of the worker is still subject to thorough investigation.

“Delta has been connected with the NTSB. The Transportation Board stated that they were currently collecting information. Unifi Aviation, a business that hires personnel to airlines like Delta to perform ground handling projects, employed the unnamed worker.

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Incident on Airports

The service provider said on Saturday, “Unifi Aviation is deeply saddened by the loss of our employee at San Antonio International Airport during a tragic incident in the late hours of Friday, June 23, 2023,”

At Montgomery small Airport on New Year’s Eve, Alabama airport employee Courtney Edwards was fatally pulled into the engine of an American Airlines small airliner. After an inquiry determined Piedmont Airlines, an American Airlines subsidiary, was irresponsible in a safety precaution that led to the death of a mother of three, it was sanctioned $15,625.

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