(NEWSER) – You can add being sucked into an airplane engine to the list of ways you'd rather not end up six feet under. Airport authorities are investigating the death of a 56-year-old Air India employee who met such a fate at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji airport on Wednesday, reports the Indian Express.
Air India's chairman tells the AP that a pilot of an A-319 misread a signal and switched on an engine as the plane was being towed from a gate before takeoff. The engine then sucked in maintenance engineer Ravi Subramanium and killed him instantly, reports theTimes of India. He'd been supervising the move near the nose of the plane, 30 feet away from the engine. "The body is still stuck in the engine, efforts are going on to retrieve it," an official tells the Hindustan Times.
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