Man sucked up and ingested by plane engine with horrified passengers onboard

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    A man has died after horrifically being “ingested” by the engine of a plane at one of the world's busiest airports

    The shocking incident took place late at night at San Antonio International Airport in Texas, US, on Friday (June 23), when Delta Airlines flight 111 was make its way to the gate.

    It only had one engine on at the time – which was the one the unnamed crew member ended up getting sucked into.

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    Emergency crews attended the scene, but several reports claim that there was nothing they could do once they arrived.

    An investigation is now underway to find out how it happened.

    A Delta Airlines spokesman said: “We are heartbroken and grieving the loss of an aviation family member’s life in San Antonio.

    “Our hearts and full support are with their family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.”

    The flight had just arrived from Los Angeles International Airport, and was fully loaded with passengers at the time – it was taxiing to the gate so that they could disembark, but this was delayed after the horrific incident.

    Officials from the airport said that they were “saddened” by what had happened, and are now investigating it alongside the National Aviation Authority.

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    The craft was a twin-jet Airbus A319, which stayed grounded the next day, and the victims identity has not yet been made public.

    The person was employed by Unifi Aviation.

    A spokesman said: “Unifi Aviation is deeply saddened by the loss of our employee at San Antonio International Airport during a tragic incident in the late hours of Friday, June 23, 2023.

    “Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased, and we remain focused on supporting our employees on the ground and ensuring they are being taken care of during this time.”

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