Aviation Mechanic Fatally Sucked Into Boeing Jet Engine During Maintenance

By Madz Dizon

Jul 10, 2024 02:55 AM EDT

Aviation Mechanic Fatally Sucked Into Boeing Jet Engine During Maintenance
The engine cowling of a newly inducted Air India Boeing 787-8 series Dreamliner aircraft is seen on static display during the opening day of India Aviation 2012 at Begumpet airport in Hyderabad on March 14, 2012.
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A tragic incident occurred at Chabahar Konarak airport in southern Iran, where a mechanic lost his life while attempting to retrieve a tool near a Boeing passenger jet's engine.

Boeing 737 Engine Sucked, Killed an Iranian Mechanic

A local mechanic, Abolfazl Amiri, was performing routine maintenance on a Boeing 737-500 belonging to Varesh Airline, an Iranian domestic airline. Unfortunately, during the process, he was pulled into the engine.

As per Bild's report, the engine on the right-hand side was started for a test run while the cover flaps were open. A safety perimeter had been established around the engine, as is typically mandated. 

The fire brigade arrived at the scene and recovered his remains. At the time of the incident, passengers who had previously boarded the aircraft from Tehran had already disembarked.  

An investigation into the accident has been ordered by Iran's aviation authority.

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Similar Incident Happened in May

In May, a tragic incident occurred at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport, where a man lost his life after being pulled into a KLM passenger plane engine.

Passengers and crew members on board the Embraer 190 aircraft, used by KLM for their Cityhopper service to nearby destinations, reported a disturbing noise coming from the engine, followed by the sudden appearance of smoke.

According to the Dutch Royal Military Police, their investigation revealed that the man deliberately climbed into the engine, suggesting that this is a case of suicide.

It was also mentioned that he had been recognized as a worker for a company that operates at the airport.

Emergency crews swiftly responded to a tragic incident that occurred around 3pm. A picture posted by public broadcaster NOS depicted the plane being attended to by fire trucks and ambulances, highlighting the scale of the response.

The tragic passing of the employee left the passengers and his fellow crew members in a state of shock.

According to reports from the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, witnesses described hearing a disturbing noise at the time of the incident, and several people were present to witness the unfortunate event on Wednesday, July 10.

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