BOSTON- A tragic incident occurred at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), resulting in the unfortunate death of a forklift operator.
According to authorities, the individual, a 51-year-old man whose identity remains undisclosed, was an employee of a contractor working for JetBlue (B6).
JetBlue Contractor Employee Died at Boston Logan
The incident transpired when the man was maneuvering a forklift through a service entrance in an outdoor landing area on Tuesday. Regrettably, the forklift collided with a beam, causing it to tip over and fall onto the operator.
The Massachusetts State Police reported that the individual was trapped beneath the machinery.
His colleagues took prompt action, as a JetBlue employee heard the impact and called for assistance. Several co-workers rushed to the scene and utilized an aircraft tow bar to lift the forklift and extricate the operator.
Although troopers from the state police arrived swiftly and initiated life-saving measures, the man was subsequently transported to the Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
An investigation into the incident is currently underway, led by the relevant authorities.
During this stationary phase, an American Airlines (AA) luggage cart collided with the front right section of the United 737 aircraft. Images captured post-incident reveal a significant puncture located above the landing gear.
The aircraft involved in the incident is United Boeing 737-900ER, registered as N75425. According to Planespotters.net, it is a 15.2-year-old aircraft and was delivered to Continental Airlines in 2008.
United 737 was at gate M37 after completing its scheduled flight as UA1664. The flight took from Punta Cana (PUJ) at 3:05 P.m. with more than one hour delay. After being airborne for almost four hours and 20 minutes, it landed safely at Chicago O’Hare (ORD).
The slightly blurry security footage captures the occurrence, depicting the cart directly impacting the aircraft.
This incident appears rather peculiar; while I lack insight into the circumstances behind the wheel, it does appear that the driver should have had sufficient time to notice the airplane and avert the collision.
As of now, neither United Airlines, American Airlines, nor Chicago O’Hare Airport have issued statements regarding this particular incident.
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