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Airline worker dies after getting sucked into plane engine

The service engineer, Ravi Subramaniam was reportedly sucked into the plane engine during a flight take-off.

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In a bizarre, tragic twist of events, an Air India worker has died after getting sucked into a plane engine.

The service engineer was reportedly sucked into the engine of an Airbus A-319 aircraft as it pushed back for take-off at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Wednesday.

According to Mashable, the co-pilot of the Mumbai-Hyderabad flight AI 619 misunderstood a signal from the ground staff and started the engine, which then sucked in the victim, Ravi Subramaniam.

The engine of the aircraft is now being dismantled to recover the body.

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The airline, local police and other authorities are investigating the incident to find out whether there was a security lapse in the flight's take-off procedure.

Meanwhile, Air India tweeted about the tragic event:

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