An Alabama An airport worker and a mother of three were thrown into the plane’s engine, creating a shock so powerful it shook the entire plane, killing her after repeated warnings to stay off the plane.
Courtney Edwards34, of Alabama has been identified as the flight attendant who died in a crash at Montgomery Airport on New Year’s Eve, according to the New York Post.
Flight attendant dies after being pushed into plane engine, despite warnings not to stand so close
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released Monday found that before his death, a co-worker saw Edwards nearly overcome by jet fumes, prompting him to warn him to stay away until the engines shut down. on the ground.
A ground crewman on the other side of the jet helped the pilot as he leaned out the window and told him the engines were still running.
We mourn the loss of Courtney Edwards, a ground attendant at the Montgomery Airport in Alabama, who was seriously injured in a workplace accident. Our hearts go out to Courtney’s family and colleagues @CWAUnion. https://t.co/p8xe7Xg1MV
– Airport Workers United (@GoodAirports) January 6, 2023
A short time later, Edwards walked in front of one of the plane’s engines while holding an orange protective condom before “leaving his feet and walking into the operating engine,” according to the report.
The pilot said that “the plane jerked violently and stalled” after Edwards entered the plane’s engine.
The plane, which was departing from Dallas, with 59 people and four crew members on board, was operated by Envoy Air, a subsidiary of American Airlines.
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To make matters worse, the auxiliary power unit did not work, according to the safety board.
The pilots finally decided to leave both engines running for two minutes and wait for the plane to connect to ground power.
Meanwhile, the NTSB says a safety meeting with ground crews was held 10 minutes before the flight’s arrival, which was followed by a second “chaos” as the plane approached its gate to “repeat the engines running.”
The transpiration agency added that no one should approach the plane until the engines have been turned off and the pilots have turned off the beacon light.
The investigation into Edwards’ death is ongoing.
At this time, a GoFundMe because the Edwards family has already raised $104,000 of the $25,000 goal.