Worker dies after being ‘ingested into engine’ at airport in Alabama

Pascal Rossignol/Reuters (Fair Use)

A US ground crew worker has died after being “ingested into the engine” of an aircraft while they worked a shift at an airport in Montgomery, Alabama.

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement to Insider that the tragic accident happened while an American Airlines Embraer 170 was parked at the gate with at least one engine on.

“A preliminary report is expected in two to three weeks,” the statement read.