An Air India technician died after getting sucked into the engine of Air India flight 619 that was to fly from Mumbai to Hyderabad on Wednesday.
The accident occurred at around 9 pm in the bay of T2 Terminal at Mumbai Airport.
"During the push-back, the co-pilot mistook a signal for engine start. As he switched on the engine, it sucked in the technician standing nearby," Air India sources said.
Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani confirmed the report, "An Air India technician died in a mishap during pushback of flight AI 619, incident is being investigated."
"We are deeply saddened and regret the tragic incident at Mumbai airport. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family," Lohani added.
The DGCA has ordered a probe in this matter.
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