Death of man sucked into plane engine ruled as suicide

A man intentionally threw himself into a plane’s engine at the San Antonio International Airport, officials say

Death of man sucked into plane engine ruled as suicide
28 Jun, 2023 02:19 HomeWorld News

Death of man sucked into plane engine ruled as suicide

Airport authorities in Texas originally said that the tragedy had been an accident

Officials in Texas have ruled that the harrowing death of a 27-year-old San Antonio International Airport contractor, who was sucked into a jet engine, was a suicide. 

“ingested” into the plane’s engine as it neared the gate just before 10:30pm. He died instantly. 

“accident,” a staffer at the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to CNN on Monday that the manner of death had been listed as suicide, while the cause was found to be blunt and sharp force injuries. 

“this incident was unrelated to Unifi’s operational processes, safety procedures and policies.”

A spokesperson for the NTSB previously said it would launch a probe to determine exactly what happened, but in its latest update announced that there would be no investigation, as “there were no operational safety issues with either the airplane or the airport” at the time of the incident.