Posted by on January 24, 2023 4:45 pm
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report on an incident that occurred on New Year’s Eve at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama, in which a ground crew worker, Courtney Edwards, was killed after being sucked into the engine of an Embraer 170 plane operated by Envoy Air.

The report states that the aircraft had an inoperative auxiliary power unit and that its captain signaled for it to be connected to ground power after arriving from Dallas, opting to “leave both engines running for the required two-minute engine cool down period.” ‘

As the captain was shutting off the plane’s right engine, he received a message that the aircraft’s front cargo door had opened and “the first officer opened his cockpit window to inform the ramp agent that the engines were still operating,” the report says.

According to surveillance video, Edwards was seen “walking along the leading edge of the left wing and directly in front of the number one engine” before she was “subsequently pulled off her feet and into the operating engine.”

The report also states that the airplane’s upper rotating beacon light appeared to be illuminated throughout the accident.

Read the report here.

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