Employee killed on ramp at Alabama airport in airplane incident By Reuters

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By David Shepardson

(Reuters) -A employee was fatally injured on the ramp at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama the place an American Airways (NASDAQ:) regional provider flight was parked, the Federal Aviation Administration mentioned Saturday.

The FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board will examine the incident that occurred the place American Airways Flight 3408, an Embraer E175, was parked on the gate after arriving from Dallas. The FAA mentioned the airport was closed after the incident.

Two individuals briefed on the matter mentioned the preliminary investigation signifies the worker was killed in an accident involving one of many airplane’s engines that was operating.

The flight was operated by Envoy Air, a completely owned subsidiary of American Airways Group .

The airport mentioned a floor crew employee for Piedmont Airways, one other American regional subsidiary, was killed however didn’t elaborate.

American mentioned in a press release it was devastated by the accident, which it confirmed concerned an worker of Piedmont.

“We’re centered on making certain that each one concerned have the assist they want throughout this troublesome time,” the airline mentioned, declining additional touch upon the energetic investigation.