Airport worker dies after being sucked into Delta plane engine

An airport employee has died after being sucked into a passenger plane engine in Texas.

The worker was “ingested” into the engine of a Delta plane that was taxiing towards its gate with one engine turned on, officials said.

The worker’s employers say an initial investigation shows the incident was unrelated to safety procedures, but it is not yet clear how it happened.

An investigation is also being carried out by a government agency.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it had been in contact with Delta Air Lines and was “in the information gathering process at this point.”

The plane, an Airbus A319, arrived at San Antonio on Friday night from Los Angeles International Airport.

Officials have not yet named the employee of Unifi Aviation, which Delta Air Lines contracts for ground crew operations,

“From our initial investigation, this incident was unrelated to Unifi’s operational processes, safety procedures and policies,” the company said.



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