Ground Crew Member Killed After Being ‘Ingested’ Into Plane Engine – PEOPLE

A ground crew member at an Alabama airport has died after being “ingested into the engine” of a plane while working, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a statement Sunday.

On Saturday, an unnamed employee of the ground support personnel was working at the Montgomery Regional Airport when the accident occurred around 3 p.m., CBS News reports.

The aircraft was reportedly at the gate with its parking brake set at the time. The worker was an employee of Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines.

The NTSB announced Sunday that it has launched an investigation on the matter. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will also be investigating the incident.

“We are saddened to hear about the tragic loss of a team member of the AA/Piedmont Airlines,” Wade Davis, executive director of Montgomery Regional Airport, said in a press release. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”

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American Airlines added in a statement that it was “devastated by the accident involving a team member,” ABC News reported.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and our local team members,” the airline said. “We are focused on ensuring that all involved have the support they need during this difficult time.”

Following the accident, all flights at Montgomery Regional Airport were grounded. The airport didn’t resume normal operations until 8:30 p.m., according to a tweet.


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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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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.

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