Man Dies at Major Airport After Accessing Aircraft Engine

Salt Lake City, Utah – A tragic incident unfolded at the Salt Lake City International Airport, resulting in the death of a 30-year-old man. Local authorities reported that the man accessed the airport’s deicing pad and crawled into an aircraft engine.

According to reports, inside the airport a store manager witnessed a disturbance involving the passenger on the secured side of the terminal and alerted authorities. A subsequent investigation by the Salt Lake City Police Department revealed that the man had exited the airport through an emergency exit door, gaining access to the airport’s ramp area.

Just after 10:00 a.m., airport workers and police discovered the man unconscious inside the wing-mounted engine of a commercial aircraft on the deicing pad. Notably, the aircraft’s engines were not running at the time. Despite attempts to revive him, first responders declared the man dead at the scene.

The aircraft involved in this tragic incident belonged to Delta Air Lines and was scheduled for a flight to San Francisco. The flight was subsequently canceled. Delta Air Lines confirmed that affected passengers were rebooked on alternate flights.

Authorities are currently working to identify the deceased man and establish the cause of his death. Delta Air Lines has expressed full cooperation with both aviation authorities and law enforcement in their investigations. The airline underscores its unwavering commitment to the safety and security of its customers and staff.

Despite the unfortunate turn of events, the incident did not disrupt overall operations at Salt Lake City International Airport. Further updates and information regarding the incident are forthcoming.