Texas airport worker dies after being sucked into Delta plane engine
In San Antonio, Texas, a 27-year-old airport employee was sucked into the engine of a passenger plane and died.
Officials say the worker was ingested into the engine of a Delta plane shortly after landing on Friday night.
Despite concerns about safety procedures, an investigation was called off after the medical examiner ruled he committed suicide.
Officials ruled on Monday that neither the airplane nor the airport had operational safety issues.
On Monday, the NTSB closed its investigation after the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled on the cause of death.
The incident, according to Unifi Aviation, the ground crew operations company where the employee worked, was unrelated to Unifi’s operational processes, safety procedures, or policies.
The airline was “heartbroken” to lose one of its “aviation family members”.
In this difficult time, our hearts go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of these individuals.”
According to CBS News, the BBC’s US partner, airport employees are being offered grief counselors.
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