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A bizarre tragedy occurred at Austin-Bergstrom Airport: a man was killed after purportedly being struck by a Southwest Airlines plane.

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Man Dead After a Possibly Being Hit by a Southwest Flight

A man was killed last night after reportedly being on a runway as a Southwest flight landed.

Southwest flight 1392 arrived at Austin Bergstrom (AUS) from Dallas Love (DAL) at 8:12 PM Thursday. According to the Austin Statesman, one of the flight’s pilots “reported seeing someone on the runway right after they touched down.” FlightGlobal notes “CBS Austin has published a photograph purporting to show the Southwest 737 after the event, with extensive damage to its left-hand CFM International CFM56 engine inlet and nacelle.”

So far, there’s been no word as to whether or not the deceased is an employee, though it’s assumed he was not authorized to be on the runway.

(H/T Larry K.)

Delta to Fog Planes Between Every Flight

Delta announced a couple of months ago they’d fog each plane after it completed that day’s flight operations.

Now they’re taking it a step further — fogging between every flight.

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— Chris

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