An identified ramp agent of American Airlines/Piedmont Airlines was tragically killed on New Year’s Eve after being ingested into the engine of an Envoy (American Eagle) Embraer ERJ-175 at Montgomery Regional Airport in Montgomery, Alabama.

The agent was killed at the gate on the right at Montgomery Regional Airport (Photo from MGM Airport Facebook)

The tragic industrial accident occurred Saturday afternoon around 3:00 PM and forced the airport’s closure during a busy holiday weekend. The airport resumed operations Saturday evening around 20:30.

When the ground agent was killed, the aircraft was preparing to operate American Airlines flight AA3408 from Montgomery (MGM) to Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW).

Both the FAA and NTSB are investigating the incident, and more information is expected to be released on Monday.

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