A ground crew worker died after being ‘ingested into the engine’ of a plane in Alabama, authorities say – Yahoo! Voices

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  • An airline worker was “ingested” into the engine of a plane on Saturday, the NTSB said.

  • American Airlines confirmed one of its workers died in an accident at Montgomery Regional Airport.

  • The worker died while the plane was parked and one of its engines was running, Reuters reported.

An airline ground crew worker died on Saturday after being “ingested into the engine” of a plane in Alabama, said the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB.

The worker was “ingested” into the aircraft engine while an American Airlines Embraer 170 was parked at the gate with its parking brake set at Montgomery Regional Airport, the NTSB said in a statement to Insider on Sunday.

The agency said it has opened an investigation into the accident. “A preliminary report is expected in two to three weeks,” the statement read.

Montgomery Regional Airport said on Saturday that a fatal industrial accident occurred around 3 p.m., and that the worker was employed by Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of the American Airlines Group.

“We are saddened to hear about the tragic loss of a team member of the AA/Piedmont Airlines,” said Wade A. Davis, the airport’s executive director. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”

American Airlines confirmed the death of the Piedmont employee in a statement to Insider, saying it was “devastated by the accident.”

“We are focused on ensuring that all involved have the support they need during this difficult time,” the statement said.

The person died while one of the plane’s engines was running, Reuters reported, citing two people briefed on the findings of the initial investigation.

January 2, 2023: This story was updated to reflect comment from the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Red Bull set to announce Ford engine partnership deal with US car giant – BBC

Honda-powered Red Bull won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2022

Red Bull are poised to announce an engine partnership deal with US car giant Ford.

Ford will join forces with the team from 2026, part-funding the engine Red Bull are designing for the new regulations to be introduced that year.

The agreement is expected to be officially unveiled at Red Bull’s 2023 season launch in New York on Friday.

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Ford set to announce F1 return with Red Bull engine deal – The Race

Red Bull and Ford are set to announce they will work together on a Formula 1 engine for 2026.

The widely rumoured collaboration will be announced on Friday, when Red Bull is set to reveal the livery for its 2023 car the RB19 at an event in New York.

Though not confirmed by either party, the news of a tie-up between Ford and the newly created Red Bull Powertrains engine division was mistakenly leaked in Italian media and is understood to be correct.

Ford has been interested in a potential F1 programme for several months, based around the 2026 engine regulations – which feature “100% sustainable fuels”, according to F1, and an increase in the electrical …….