AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a person was hit and killed while on a runway at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
It was just after 8:00 p.m. when a Southwest Airlines pilot reported seeing a person on runway 17-Right, shortly after landing,and tried to maneuver away from the individual.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
Soon after, the driver of an airport operations vehicle reported finding a person dead on the runway.
CBS News obtained a photo of the damage to plane. It shows damage to the left engine cowling, including a sizable dent on the cowling’s leading edge. A cowling is the outside housing of an engine.READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
A spokesman for the airport, officials do not believe the male victim, who has not been identified, was supposed to be on the runway, but they’re working to confirm that. Television station in Austin are reporting that the person was not dressed as an airport worker and did not have airport identification.
Flight 1392 was arriving from Love Field Airport in Dallas. After landing the Boeing 737 was able to taxi to a gate where all passengers and crew deplaned safely. There were no reports of injuries onboard.MORE NEWS: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
Southwest says they are cooperating with local law enforcement and FAA as they investigate the incident.