A employee passed away after being “sucked” by the engine of an airplane of airline passengers American Airlines. According to the authorities, the event occurred last Saturday at 3:00 pm at the Alabama airport in the United States.
The airport assured that the deceased worked for the airline Pidemont, a subsidiary of American Airlines without providing further details of the event. The plane had the parking brakes on according to information provided by the Insider portal.
“We are saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a team member from AA/Piedmont AirlinesAirport CEO Wade Davis said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time,” he added.
It’s a statement, American Airlines she said she was devastated by the incident. “We are focused on making sure everyone involved has the support they need during this difficult time,” the company said, declining to comment further during the ongoing investigation, the NY Post reported.
“When a jet engine is running, air being drawn into the intake can cause an area of low air pressure that can draw bystanders into the rotating blades. When parked, cones are placed near the engines to mark the boundaries of danger areas, the exact sizes of which are given in the aircraft’s operations manual, according to High Sky Flying”, related The Post.
They also indicated that it is rare for airport ground personnel to be sucked into the engines because they are trained on the dangers and how to stay away from them.