A employee who died in an accident on the Montgomery Regional Airport Saturday “was ingested into the engine” of an plane, in accordance with an announcement from the Nationwide Transportation Security Board.

The plane, an Embraer 170 operated by regional service Envoy Air, “parked on the gate with the parking brake set when a floor assist personnel was ingested,” mentioned the company.

“We’re saddened to listen to concerning the tragic lack of a crew member of the AA/Piedmont Airways,” mentioned Wade A. Davis, the airport’s government director, on Saturday. “Our ideas and prayers are with the household throughout this troublesome time.”

American Airways mentioned in an announcement Saturday it was “devastated by the accident involving a crew member,” including, “Our ideas and prayers are with the household and our native crew members. We’re targeted on guaranteeing that every one concerned have the assist they want throughout this troublesome time.”

The sufferer has not been named. The Federal Aviation Administration and the transportation security company proceed to analyze the deadly incident.

A preliminary report is anticipated from the transportation security company in two to 3 weeks, it mentioned.