On December 31, at 3:46 pm, the plane with the registration N264NN was supposed to fly American Airlines flight AA3408 from Montgomery back to Dallas. The flight was canceled, and the entire airport was shut down. the baggage handler was sucked inside the aircraft during ground operations without anyone noticing it. The entire details are still pending. The accident site was reached by some investigators. The event has already been confirmed by the airport, although more information is awaited.
An American-owned Envoy Air Embraer 175 aircraft that had just landed in Montgomery, Alabama from Dallas-Fort Worth was carrying a Piedmont Airlines employee who was entirely owned by American Airlines. The person worked as a luggage handler.
Today around 3 pm an American Airlines ground crew piedmont employee was involved in a fatality, no additional information is available at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased.
— Montgomery Regional Airport (@flymgm) January 1, 2023
The incident took place “where American Airlines Flight 3408, an Embraer E175, was parked,” the Federal Aviation Administration reported.
BREAKING: Baggage-handler fatally sucked into American Airlines jet engine at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) January 1, 2023
On Saturday afternoon, the flight was supposed to leave Montgomery for Dallas-Fort Worth.
According to two sources who were briefed on the situation, the employee was likely killed in an accident involving a functioning engine of the aircraft.