MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — An employee at Montgomery Regional Airport died Saturday afternoon.
According to a tweet from the airline, “Today around 3 pm an American Airlines ground crew piedmont employee was involved in a fatality, no additional information is available at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased.”
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, a plane was allegedly parked at a gate with the parking brake set when the employee was ingested into the engine. The name of the employee has not been released. NTSB is investigating the death and a preliminary report is expected in two to three weeks.