Montgomery airport closes after American Airways worker killed

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An American Airways floor crew member died in an accident on the ramp at Montgomery Regional Airport round 2:20 p.m. Saturday, in keeping with the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Our ideas and prayers are with the household,” the airport posted on social media on Saturday night time.

The identification of the one who died within the accident has not but been launched.

Wade A. Davis, govt director of MGM, mentioned: “Our ideas and prayers are with the household throughout this tough time.”

First responders had been on the scene and the airport was anticipated to be closed till Sunday, the FAA mentioned. All flights to and from Montgomery have been suspended till additional discover, the airport mentioned.

The accident occurred the place Embraer E175, American Airways Flight 3408 operated by regional airline Envoy Air, was parked. The flight was scheduled to depart for Dallas-Fort Value Worldwide Airport at 3:51 PM, however the flight was canceled after the accident.

The FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board are investigating and that is commonplace for aircraft-related accidents with accidents and fatalities. The FAA mentioned the NTSB is investigating and can present extra updates.

All passengers with scheduled flights should test instantly with American Airways in regards to the change in standing, in keeping with the airport.

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