NTSB releases new details in fatal accident at Montgomery airport
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The National Transportation Safety Board has shared new details about the tragic industrial accident at the Montgomery Regional Airport that left a worker dead on New Year’s Eve.
NTSB confirmed that an American Airlines plane was parked at the gate with the parking brake set when a ground support personnel was “ingested into the engine.”
“We are saddened to hear about the tragic loss of a team member of the AA/Piedmont Airlines,” MGM executive director Wade A. Davis said in a statement on Saturday.
The flight was set to depart Montgomery for Dallas-Fort Worth before the incident happened around 3p.m. Saturday, according to officials.
NTSB officials said a preliminary report is expected within the next two to three weeks.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
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