Montgomery, Alabama airport worker killed in crash involving American Airlines regional jet


A worker at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama died Saturday in a tarmac accident, the Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday.

Montgomery Regional Airport said in a statement that an American Airlines/Piedmont Airlines ground crew member “was killed” around 3 p.m.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of a member of the AA/Piedmont Airline team,” said Wade A. Davis, the airport’s executive director. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”

All flights to and from the airport have been suspended until further notice, the statement said. The FAA website listed the airport as closed Saturday night.

The victim was not named and the circumstances of his death were not immediately released. Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

The flight, operated by regional carrier Envoy Air, was scheduled to fly Saturday afternoon from Montgomery to Dallas-Fort Worth, according to flight-tracking website

CNN reached out to Envoy Air on Saturday for more information.

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