Airport worker gets sucked into plane engine in United States, dies

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an airport worker was “ingested” into an engine at San Antonio International Airport in Texas on Friday.

Delta Air Lines said it was “heartbroken” over the incident and the loss of a member of its “aviation family”. (Photo: Reuters)

By Press Trust of India: In a freak accident, an airport worker in the US State of Texas has died after being sucked into a passenger plane engine.

The worker’s death occurred at about 10.25 pm (local time) as a Delta Air Lines flight which had just arrived in San Antonio, Texas from Los Angeles was taxiing to an arrival gate with one engine running when the worker was killed.

The employee, who has not been named, was “ingested” into an engine at San Antonio International Airport in Texas on Friday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.

The NTSB said in a statement that they are “in contact” with the Atlanta-based airline which is “in the information gathering process”.

Delta Air Lines said it was “heartbroken” over the incident and the loss of a member of its “aviation family”.

“Our hearts and full support are with their family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time,” it said

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