A ramp worker at the San Antonio International Airport who was «swallowed» into an airplane engine has committed suicide, authorities said Monday.
The airport employee died Friday night after becoming trapped in the engine of a Delta Air Lines plane that arrived from Los Angeles and was heading to the gate, the National Transportation Safety Board previously said in a release.
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the cause of death as suicide on Monday.
An investigation into the incident by the NTSB has been canceled in light of the medical examiner’s findings, the agency said in a statement.
«There were no safety concerns with either the aircraft or the airport,» the NTSB said.
Counselors have been made available to airport employees after death.
Delta said in a statement that it was «heartbroken» at the loss of a member of its «aviation family.»
“Our hearts and all our support go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time,” Delta said.
The airport confirmed the death of an employee Friday in a statement, according to NBC affiliate WOAI. The airport did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News on Monday.
«We are deeply saddened by this incident and are working with authorities as they begin their investigation,» the statement said. «We will share more information as details become available.»
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741, or visit TalkingSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.