American Airlines Baggage Handler Reportedly Killed After Being Sucked Into Engine

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  • A Baggage Handler Died After Being Sucked Into a Plane’s Engine
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Tragedy has struck at an Alabama airport as a baggage handler was killed after being sucked into the engine of an American Airlines plane. The incident occurred while the plane was parked at the gate at Montgomery Regional Airport just before its scheduled flight to Dallas, Texas.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, was a member of the ground crew. He was reportedly in the process of loading baggage into the plane’s engine when he was sucked in and killed instantly. American Airlines confirmed the incident and expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

This is an incredibly rare occurrence but unfortunate nonetheless. The safety of passengers and crew is always the top priority for airlines, and this incident has prompted a full investigation to determine the cause.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transpiration Safety Board are investigating the incident. 

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