On Thursday, May 7th at 8:12PM, a Boeing 737 Jet arriving from Dallas struck and killed a man while landing at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. According to the Dallas Morning News, the pilot of the plane reported seeing a person on runway 17 shortly after touching down.
According to the official ABIA Twitter account, the details of this event are currently under investigation to determine exactly what happened beyond the details we know:
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport statement on tonight’s pedestrian fatality. pic.twitter.com/7xjwZq5sCy
— Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (@AUStinAirport) May 8, 2020
Regardless of the circumstances, however, our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased. Senseless deaths like these should never happen, particularly in very dangerous places like an airfield where strict safety protocols should exist to prevent them.
Terry & Kelly works tirelessly to fight for victims of tragedies like these where avoidable injuries or deaths have occurred. If you or a loved one has been hurt, do not hesitate to call us for a free case review.
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