Jetliner hits and kills man on Texas airport runway

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Posted at 11:01 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 13:58:19-04

A man was struck and killed by a commercial jet landing on a runway at an Austin, Texas, airport. Authorities say it happened Thursday night at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight from Dallas reported seeing a person on the runway shortly after touching down at 8:12 p.m. The driver of an airport operations vehicle later found the body. Airport spokesman Bryce Dubee says the man was not authorized to be on the runway at the time. Officials haven't released his identity or said if he was an airport employee.