An American Airlines ground crew worker was killed today at Montgomery Regional Airport, the airport said.
“Today at approximately 3:00 p.m., an American Airlines ground crew member in Piedmont was involved in a fatal accident, no additional information is available at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased,” the tweet said.
The airport issued a statement around 7:45 p.m
“We are saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a member of the AA/Piedmont Airlines team,” said Wade A. Davis, MGM CEO.
The airport resumed normal operations from 8:30 p.m. tonight, the airport said on Twitter.
“The FAA investigation into the tragic Piedmont accident is ongoing,” the tweet said.
“We are devastated by the incident involving a staff member of Piedmont Airlines, a regional carrier of American Airlines, at Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM). Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and members of our local team. We are focused on ensuring that everyone involved has the support they need at this difficult time,” an American Airlines spokesperson said.
Piedmont Airlines is working with the NTSB, FAA and local law enforcement while the incident is under investigation.
American Airlines did not provide additional information due to the active investigation.
“The worker was fatally injured on the ramp at Montgomery Regional Airport where American Airlines Flight 3408, an Embraer E175, was parked,” the FAA said in a statement to AL.com.
More information will be available when the FAA releases a preliminary report the next business day, the FAA statement continued.
AL.com has reached out to officials for more information.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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