An American Airlines ground crew member was killed in an accident on a ramp at Montgomery Regional Airport on Saturday afternoon.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” the airport said on social media late Saturday.
The identity of the victim of the accident has not yet been revealed.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of an AA/Piedmont Airlines team member,” said Wade A. Davis, Executive Director of MGM. “During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
Initially, all flights outbound and inbound via Montgomery were grounded. Around 9 p.m. Saturday, airport operations were resumed.
The accident occurred near a parked Embraer E175 for American Airlines flight 3408, which was operated by regional carrier Envoy Air. The flight was scheduled to depart from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, but it was cancelled due to the incident.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating, as is customary in cases of aircraft-related injuries and fatalities. The FAA stated that the NTSB would be in charge of the investigation and would provide further updates.
According to the airport, all passengers with scheduled flights should contact American Airlines directly for status updates.