Last week, an airport worker died after they were “ingested” by a Delta plane engine at San Antonio International Airport.
According to reporting from multiple news outlets, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed it was investigating an incident that led to an unidentified worker who had been sucked into a jet engine Friday (June 23) night.
In a statement to NBC News, the NTSB described that the worker had been “ingested” by the engine at approximately 10:25 p.m. on Friday.
The statement revealed that the Delta flight had landed in San Antonio from Los Angeles and was taxing on the runway to the gate with only one engine.
However, the board noted that it was still gathering more information about the event.
In a statement to The Hill, Delta expressed being “heartbroken” about the incident and was “grieving the loss of an aviation family member’s life in San Antonio.”
The organization added that their “hearts and full support are with their family, friends and loved ones” amid this difficult time.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also released a statement noting that the FAA and NTSB will conduct an investigation into the event.
In its statement, the FAA explained that “An airport ramp worker was involved in an accident in the gate area” of the San Antonio International Airport on Friday at 10:30 p.m. when the Airbus A319 was pulling up to the terminal.
The statement added that the flight was Delta Flight 1111, arriving from Los Angeles International Airport.