American Airlines ground crew worker killed at Montgomery airport

An American Airlines ground staff member was killed today at Montgomery Regional Airport, the airport said.

“Today at approximately 3 p.m. an American Airlines ground crew piedmont employee was involved in a fatality, no additional information is available at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased,” the tweet read.

The airport released a statement around 7:45 p.m.

“We are saddened to learn of the tragic loss of a member of the AA/Piedmont Airlines team,” said Wade A. Davis, executive director of MGM.

The airport resumed normal operations from 8:30 p.m. tonight, the airport tweeted.

“The FAA’s investigation into the tragic Piedmont crash continues,” the tweet read.

“We are devastated by the accident involving a crew member from Piedmont Airlines, an American Airlines regional carrier, at Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM). Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and members of our local team. We are working to ensure that everyone involved receives the support they need during this difficult time,” an American Airlines spokesperson said.

Piedmont Airlines is working alongside the NTSB, FAA and local law enforcement during the investigation of the incident.

American Airlines did not provide additional information due to the ongoing investigation.

The “worker was fatally injured on the ramp at Montgomery Regional Airport where American Airlines Flight 3408, an Embraer E175, was parked,” the FAA said in a statement to AL.com.

More information will be available when the FAA releases a preliminary report the next business day, the FAA statement continued.

AL.com has contacted officials for more information.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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