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Air India ground technician sucked into jet engine in Mumbai

In a freak accident, a ground technician for Air India has been sucked into the engine of an Air India flight in Mumbai. The A-319 aircraft was making final preparations before departing for Hyderabad when the accident occured.

Air India in Mumbai.
Air India in Mumbai. Image by Andrew Thomas / CC BY-SA 2.0

The technician was killed instantly and the flight was immediately halted and traumatised passengers were removed from the aircraft. Initial reports suggest the plane was following an unusual engine start-up procedure because of problems with the aircraft’s auxillary power unit. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com