On New Year’s Eve, a ground worker died at the airport in Montgomery, Alabama, after being sucked into an airplane engine. Now new details of the unfortunate incident are known.
According to FOXBusiness, a review of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), notes that the plane “shook violently” and shut down when the worker was sucked into the engine.
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The death of the ramp worker Piedmont Airlinesa subsidiary of American Airlines Group, occurred at the Montgomery Regional Airport shortly after a Embraer 170 plane operated by Envoy Air will land with 63 passengers on board, the NTSB said.
The worker was identified as courtney edwards34 years old, mother of three children.
The preliminary report indicates that the aircraft had a non-functioning auxiliary power unit that was directed by its captain to be connected to shore power after arriving from Dallasopting to “leave both engines running for the required two-minute cool-down period.”
As the captain was shutting down the aircraft’s right engine, he received a message that the aircraft’s forward cargo door had opened and “the first officer opened his cabin window to inform the ramp agent that the engines were still running,” says the report.
As reported by FOXBusiness, the NTSB found that the captain told passengers to remain seated until the seatbelt sign turned off and told his colleague that the plane’s left engine would shut down after it came online. to earth energy.
“Immediately thereafter, he saw a warning light come on and the aircraft jerked violently, followed by the immediate automatic shutdown of the number 1 (left) engine,” the report says. “Unsure what had occurred, he turned off the emergency lights and killed both batteries before leaving the flight deck to investigate.”
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