North Carolina authorities identify airline worker killed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have identified the man killed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport when a baggage-hauling vehicle he was driving flipped, pinning him underneath.
In a news release, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the man as 24-year-old Kendrick Darrell Hudson. Hudson was an employee of Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines.
Police said in the news release that Hudson was transporting baggage on an airport vehicle called a tug when he made a hard right turn to avoid hitting luggage that had fallen on the tarmac, but the tug hit it and rolled over.
A spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Labor said Monday the agency has opened an investigation that’s likely to take several months.
Piedmont operates many American Eagle flights in Charlotte, a major hub for American.