Our thoughts and prayers are with the AA/Piedmont Airlines/employee’s family and ground crew

On New Year’s Eve a ramp agent of American Airlines/Piedmont Airlines was tragically killed after after being ingested into the engine of an Envoy (American Eagle) Embraer ERJ-175 at Montgomery Regional Airport in Montgomery, Alabama.

The FAA investigation of Piedmonts tragic accident continues.

Saturday Dec 31 Statement

(Montgomery, AL) – The Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) is reporting an industrial accident that happened on Saturday, December 31, around 3 p.m. An American Airlines/Piedmont Airlines ground crew employee was involved in a fatality.

“We are saddened to hear about the tragic loss of a team member of the AA/Piedmont Airlines, said Wade A. Davis, Executive Director of MGM. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”

At this time, all flights outbound and inbound via MGM have been grounded until further notice. Please check directly with American Airlines regarding any status changes.

Piedmont Airlines have mobilized their CARE team to provide support to their colleague’s family, friends and co-workers.

Piedmont Airlines, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group (AAG). Piedmont traces its roots to 1931. Today, Piedmont operates nearly 400 daily departures to 50+ cities throughout the eastern United States and employs more than 10,000 aviation professionals.

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