On January 25, 2023, a tragic incident occurred at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama.
An airline worker was sucked into the engine of a plane while conducting maintenance on the aircraft. The individual, whose identity has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident occurred around 8:00 AM local time, and the airport was temporarily closed to allow for investigations to take place. The plane involved in the incident was a Boeing 737, and the airline has not yet been named.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are currently investigating the incident.
The FAA released a statement saying, “The FAA is investigating an incident involving a maintenance worker at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
“We will provide updates as more information becomes available.”
This is a tragic incident and our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the individual who lost their life. The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.