An airport employee employed by Delta has died after being sucked into a bicycle on the tarmac at San Antonio International Airport.
Emergency services attended the incident at 10.25pm on Friday evening.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has confirmed that an airline floor crew member has died after they got into the engine of a Delta Airlines flight. The company described the worker as “absorbed” into the engine.
The plane had just arrived from Los Angeles and was on its way to the gate at the time of the crash.
Delta Flight 1111 had only one engine running when the worker, who has only been identified, was sucked in and killed.
Emergency services on the tarmac after a worker was sucked into a Delta plane’s engine in San Antonio
The next morning, the plane stalled at the gate and flights to the airport were delayed.
Authorities are investigating the death of an airline floor crew member.
“Delta Flight 1111 skidded to the gate with one engine operating at the time, and at 10:25 p.m. an employee was swallowed in that engine,” the NTSB said in a statement.
“The NTSB has been in contact with Delta. They are currently gathering information.
The employee worked for a company with which Delta Airlines has ground handling contracts.
It released a statement Saturday saying, “We are devastated and mourn the loss of a member of the aviation family in San Antonio.
“Our hearts and full support are with their family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”
San Antonio airport officials said they were “saddened” by the employee’s death.
“Last night an accident occurred at San Antonio International Airport resulting in the death of an airline ground crew member,” it said.
“We are deeply saddened by this incident and are cooperating with authorities as they begin their investigation. We will share more information as more information becomes available.”
The employee’s affiliate, Unifi Aviation, said the “tragic incident” had nothing to do with safety procedures.
“Unifi Aviation is deeply saddened by the loss of our employee at San Antonio International Airport in a tragic incident in the late hours of Friday, June 23, 2023,” the statement said.
Emergency services attended the incident at 10.25pm on Friday night
Authorities are investigating the death of an airline floor crew member
“Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased and we remain focused on supporting our staff on the ground and ensuring they are cared for during this time.
“Our initial investigation determined that this incident was unrelated to Unifi’s operational processes, security procedures and policies.
“Out of respect for the deceased, we will not release any further information. While the police and other officials continue to investigate this incident, we wish to provide them with more details.
This is the latest incident at a US airport in 12 months.
A subsidiary of American Airlines has been fined $15,000 over the death of a crew member who was sucked into the engine of one of its planes.
Courtney Edwards, 34, was “sucked into the engine” on New Year’s Eve at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama.
The mother of three was on the apron where American Airlines Flight 3408, an Embraer E175, parked before she died.
Piedmont Airlines was fined by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration after it was found guilty of a safety violation that led to her death.
Her union released a statement saying Piedmont Airlines had been found “guilty of serious misconduct.”
A whopping $15,000 in American Airlines scholarships is at risk after airline employee Courtney Edwards died when she was so violently “sucked” into the engine of a landed plane that the entire plane shook.
Edward worked as an agent for Piedmont Airlines
Edwards’ obituary said she was survived by three children
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the name Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 14, where a plane attempting to land came within 200 feet of another flight preparing for takeoff.
Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Dallas, Texas, arrived at the airport at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, while a Delta flight destined for Santa Ana, California, was preparing for takeoff.
Air traffic controllers could be heard on a recording of the incident telling the pilot of American Airlines Flight 2406 to abort the landing and turn left in lane 30 because Delta Air Lines Flight 1163, which was cleared to land, was still there. in flight. the runway was standing.
But after the controller told the American Airlines pilot to “fly around,” the plane was brought above and to the left of the Delta Airbus A220 — inside just 200 feet vertically and 850 feet horizontally apart.
The incident marks at least the fifth time in 12 months that two planes just missed each other at US airports — and they arrived just two days before a United Airlines plane returned directly to a Delta flight at Boston’s Logan Airport.
Dailymail.com has contacted Delta Airlines for comment.