Airport employee killed in jet engine accident at San Antonio International
A fatal accident at San Antonio International Airport in Texas led to the death of a ground worker, who was reportedly pulled into a jet engine late Friday night.
Unifi Aviation, a contractor providing ground operations for several airlines including Delta, confirmed the tragedy involving one of their workers.
According to the information available, emergency responders rushed to the scene after 10:30 p.m. following reports that the worker had been pulled into an active engine of a plane that had recently landed. The Delta flight involved, having flown in from Los Angeles, was reportedly running on one engine as it taxied to the gate when the incident occurred.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed the sequence of events, stating that the worker was pulled into the engine around 10:25 p.m. The NTSB has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the accident and is currently gathering information from Delta Airlines.
Expressing profound sorrow, Unifi Aviation emphasized its dedication to supporting the deceased worker’s colleagues during this distressing time. The company, though initially unable to connect the accident to any lapse in its operational safety procedures, offered its condolences to the family of the worker, whose identity remains undisclosed.
Delta Airlines also expressed its grief and pledged full support to the affected family, friends, and loved ones of the deceased. The company stated that they are deeply saddened by the loss and extended their sympathies to those mourning the tragic accident.