A Southwest Airlines jetliner hit and killed someone as it landed at Austin’s main airport on Thursday night.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot of Flight 1392 reported seeing a person on the runway shortly after the Boeing 737 touched down at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 8:12 p.m. local time.
The carrier said the pilot maneuvered the plane to avoid the person, whose identify is yet to be released.
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services personnel pronounced the person, an adult, dead at the scene.
The plane took off from Dallas’ Love Field. Taxied to a gate, everybody got off and no one on board was hurt, Southwest said. The plane was carrying 53 passengers and five crew members. .
The runway where it happened was closed as authorities investigated but a second runway was kept open so the airport could keep operating.
Austin police told the station the dead person wasn’t dressed as an airport worker and didn’t have any identification.
The FAA said it would assist Austin police in the investigation of the incident.