Mom Of 3 ‘Violently’ Sucked Into Plane Engine Warned To Stay Back: NTSB

An Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft as seen on final approach flying and landing on the runway at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with the terminal and the control tower visible, after arriving from Moscow. The A320-200 jet airplane has the registration VP-BTJ and the name A. Rublev / ?. ??????. Aeroflot AFL is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation with a fleet of 202 planes, member of SkyTeam aviation alliance group. The Government of Russia owns 51% of the airline. The aviation industry and passenger traffic is phasing a difficult period with the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic having a negative impact on the travel business industry with fears of the deteriorating situation due to the new Omicron variant mutation. Amsterdam, the Netherlands on January 5, 2022 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • An Alabama airport worker who was sucked into a plane engine was pulled in so violently that it shook the entire aircraft, killing her after she had been repeatedly warned to keep her distance, federal investigators found.
  • Mom of three Courtney Edwards, 34, has been identified as the ground handling agent who was killed in the accident at Montgomery Regional Airport on New Year’s Eve.
  • She had been working as a ground handling agent for Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released on Monday.

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