A Delta Air Lines employee was found dead Tuesday morning near an airplane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office identified the worker as 47-year-old Jesse Paul Stygar of Rosemount.
At 5:30 AM on Tuesday, Minneapolis Saint Paul airport police received a phone call indicating that a mechanic for Delta Airlines was injured and required medical assistance at Gate G14.
When emergency medical responders arrived, the Delta mechanic, Stygar was inside of one of the landing gear doors and had no pulse.
Employees report at the time Mr. Stygar was working on the landing gear doors in the wheel well area of an Airbus A319, Flight 2789 that was to depart to St. Louis at 7 AM. The Medical examiner’s office has indicated Mr. Stygar died of a head injury.
The Airbus A319 has been taken out off service pending investigation of this accident. Passengers were transferred to different aircraft and the flight to St. Louis departed on time.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends and offer our full support to them and our people in Minneapolis.” Delta spokesman Anthony Black said.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), NTSB, FAA and airport police along with the medical examiner’s office will be investigating.