Worker dies after being ‘ingested’ into plane engine at Alabama airport – Yahoo! Voices

A worker died at an Alabama airport after being “ingested into the engine” of a plane, authorities said.

The incident occurred at Montgomery Regional Airport around 3 p.m. Saturday as an American Airlines Embraer 170 was parked at a gate with at least one of its engines on, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The worker was on the ramp shortly before the plane was scheduled to depart for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport when the individual was somehow pulled into one of the plane’s engines.

The person has not been identified. KRLD reported that the worker was a baggage handler.

The NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration are both investigating, with the NTSB saying its preliminary report will be issued in two to three weeks.

Montgomery Regional Airport confirmed the worker was employed by Piedmont Airlines, an American Airlines subsidiary.

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

After grounding all flights after the incident, the airport resumed operations several hours later.


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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 …….