Airplane Mechanic Sucked Into Jet Engine at El Paso Airport (photos)

Airplane Mechanic Sucked Into Jet Engine at El Paso Airport (photos)

You’ve seen this in movies, but now it happened in real life. An airplane mechanic was fixing one of the jet engines of a Boeing 737-500 aircraft and got sucked into it, turning himself into a slurp of red slush. The incident happened at the time while passengers were boarding the Continental Airlines flight 1515 from El Paso to Houston, Texas however it is not known whether anyone’s has actually seen it. There is no real view out of tarmacs and lots of ruckus inside the plane while it’s being boarded so no one actually has time to stare out of those small round windows.

The victim was working for one of Continental’s suppliers and truly wasn’t having a good day. Spinning pats of airplane jet engines are normally behind a protective grate but the one this mechanic went to look at had the grate removed because there was an issue with it earlier. Dude got too close and it sucked him right in spitting out bloody chunks of shredded body parts none of which resembled human shapes. Jet engines are mean man grinders.

How do you bury someone who went through a jet engine? How do you pick him up from the runway? I wonder if there is any surveillance video of the incident? Would be interesting to see if he put on a little fight for a second or two when suction took him over.

Photos of this gory incident are in the gallery below:

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70 thoughts on “Airplane Mechanic Sucked Into Jet Engine at El Paso Airport (photos)

  1. Wow! I didn’t relize a person could be ground into red mist- I figure if a bird could stall an engine, a human body would jam the engine
    I’ve seen footage of a guy sucked into the engine of a jet fighter on an aircarft carrier, and he lived to tell the tale..
    This was one day he should have called in sick…

  2. This book discusses this accident and others. If you Google the title, look somewhere around page 131 of the e-book, go back a bit further and it names this victim and the crew who had to clean up the engine.
    “Aftermath, Inc.” : cleaning up after CSI goes home / Gil Reavill.
    My library in Ohio has it, so I put the book on hold.

  3. That is freakin amazing. I didn’t know the human body could be ground up that well… Damn, next time I have a bad day I’ll think of this guy… Or this pile of mush…

  4. Odds are they’ll junk that engine, and take it apart and scoop out the hamburger. I wouldn’t mind going out this way- it would beat a prolonged illness like cancer, or dying from old age rot….
    The lights went out for this guy in less than a second..

  5. This is better than lethal injection- I say line up all the pedophioles, serial killers and gang bangers on Deayh Row in a row, and toss them one by one into a jet engine…

  6. at least it was quick- Compare this to Eugene Armsytrong’s death, his head was slowly sliced off with a knife, and he died screaming. The jet engine guy likly died before he could even scream

  7. ”one mechanic positioned himself on the inboard side of the right engine & the other mechanic on the outboard side of the engine. the third mechanic was positioned clear of the engine because he was assigned to observe the procedure as part of his on-the-job training.”
    AHAHHAH! i bet that third fucker got brains & human smoothie all over him, nothing like a great day of training. :)

  8. I suspect he heat of the engine also cooked the hamburger that was still caked to the interior of the engibe. The best way to scoop this stuff up is freeze it so it beomomes like peanut brittle (mabey with liquid nitrogen), and just peel it up..

    • @TitanicExplorer: eerrrmmm… no. lol, they will have to disarm whole engine and clean it, I mean they have to open it to see the damage caused anyways, they will use something much cheaper, called water, maybe some detergent.

  9. Jet engines suck real bad when you don’t want them to and other times they don’t suck. So how in the hell is it that some birds can stop up a jet engine and cause a jetliner to crash, but a 200 pound man goes right through like a shredder?

    • Turbofan vs. turbojet. If you had a choice, get sucked into a turbojet. The intake is smaller, and your head is enough to interfere with the airflow and cause a “flameout.” This stops the engine. However, in a turbofan, the fan is powered by the engine core, meaning, whatever you put in the airflow, the fan will keep turning. Hence, see above.

  10. We are sorry but your flight has been cancelled due to unforeseen engine problems. Please have some complementary hamburgers made of freshly ground meat as a token of our apologies. That is all.

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