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Man dies after being hit by landing jet at Austin, Texas airport

A man was struck and killed by a commercial jet landing on a runaway at an Austin, Texas, airport Thursday night, authorities said.

The pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight 1392, a Boeing 737 coming back from Dallas, reported seeing an individual on Runway 17R at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, shortly after the jet touched down at 8:12 p.m., consistent with a press release from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says the driving force of an airport operations vehicle later found the body on the runway.

Airport spokesman Bryce Dubee says officials don’t believe the unidentified man was alleged to get on the runway at the time of the incident, but they’re working to verify that and determine the events leading up to the incident.

No further information was immediately available

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