Emotional Tribute to a Fallen American Airlines Worker

  • Mar 17, 2015 11:42am GMT

Dave Ostang, an American Airlines worker, suffered a fatal fall from a jet way gate at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport on March 2nd.

"Ostang had worked as a mechanic for American Airlines for 34 years", said Gary Peterson, president of the Transport Workers Union Local 591.

Reports state the mechanic was closing and locking the door on a Boeing 767 at about 10:30 a.m. when he somehow slipped and fell about 14 feet from the jet bridge to the ground below.

All of us at All Things Aero share our sympathies with American Airlines and our condolences to the Ostang family.