Air India worker ‘sucked into aircraft engine’ in Mumbai

MERAacraftAn Air India technician has died after he was sucked into the jet engine of a flight from Mumbai to Hyderabad was being pushed back for departure.

Air India sources say the accident happened when the co-pilot started the engine at the airport while the victim was standing nearby.

Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani said the accident was a mishap, but it is not clear what actually happened. Only an inquiry can establish if it was a case of negligence. They are deeply saddened and regret the tragic incident.