Friday, May 18, 2018

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700, N401WN: Incident occurred May 08, 2020 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft struck individual that was on runway while landing *security incident*.

Southwest Airlines Company

Date: 08-MAY-20
Time: 01:12:00Z
Regis#: N401WN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST
Flight Number: SWA1392
State: TEXAS

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A person was struck and killed by an airplane Thursday night on a runway at Austin's airport.

It happened at around 8:20 p.m. An Austin-Bergstrom International Airport spokesperson confirmed the fatal collision.

Austin-Travis County EMS said an adult patient was declared dead at the scene.

The runway where it happened is closed as authorities investigate -- ABIA has a second runway to keep flights going.

A watch commander for the Austin Police Department said the deceased person was not dressed as an airport worker and did not have ID.

The FAA said in a statement the pilot of Southwest Airlines flight 1392 reported seeing a person on the runway shortly after the plane touched down. The driver of an airport operations vehicle subsequently reported finding the victim on the runway. FAA investigators are on their way to the site to assist APD in the investigation.

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