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AUSTIN – Update May 12, 2020
Austin authorities identified the man killed while walking on the runway as 22-year-old Junin Ko. Officials have not released information about how Ko got onto the runway.
The Austin airport resumed normal service the following day, but the airplane involved in the crash showed cancellation notices for all four of its’ scheduled flights on Friday.
The audio and transcription between the pilot of Southwest Flight 1392 has now been released.
Southwest: “Tower, Southwest 1392, we believe there might be a person on the runway.”
ABIA Tower: “Southwest 1392, where exactly do you see the man?”
Southwest: “Well they, uh, they’re behind us, they’re behind us now.”
ABIA Tower: “Southwest 1392, roger. So you saw them just after you touched down?”
ABIA Tower: “1392, roger.”
Security at the Austin airport is under scrutiny after the tragedy. Junin Ko was not unauthorized to be in the area and did not have a badge.
The FAA said in interviews that deaths on runways are so rare that it is not something that the agency regularly tracks. The entrance of an unauthorized person shows vulnerabilities in equipment, design or both. The airport security is now under scrutiny after this fatal tragedy.
May 7, 2020
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has confirmed that a man died while walking along the runway, and was struck by an aircraft at 8:12 p.m. on May 7, 2020.
What we know so far:
- Southwest Airlines Flight 1392 reported an individual on runway 17-Right after their aircraft touched down.
- Authorities have not yet released the identity of the individual struck by the plane
- Damage (in the photo) can be seen to the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. Cowling (the outside housing of the engine) displayed damage with a sizable dent on the cowlings leading edge.
- “The individuation has been described as unauthorized.”
- Austin-Travis Emergency Medical Services responded to the incident and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
There is an ongoing investigation about this case. McMinn Law Firm is following the updates closely, and will be updating this page as new information is released to the public.
This incident could the result of negligence. If you or someone you love has been harmed by the recklessness of a company or individual, read on to learn more about personal injury law.
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For over 15 years Austin has trusted McMinn Law Firm with car accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, and dog bite cases. Brothers Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn have a strong track record of fighting for the compensation their clients deserve, while also providing caring and quality customer service.
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Justin McMinn is a personal injury and car accident lawyer in Austin, Texas. He is an award winning attorney, who has been recognized for his excellence in client satisfaction, legal experience, and abilities as an industry leader.
- Every year since 2015, Justin has been placed on the Top 10 in Texas list published by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Additionally, Justin was placed on the Top 10 Under 40 in Texas list published by The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys each year since 2015.
- Justin McMinn Wins Gravel Truck Accident Case on 2222
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Jason McMinn is an accomplished personal injury attorney in Austin, TX. He specializes in car accident, truck crash, dog bite, and premises liability cases.
In a recent case, Jason McMinn led the charge in a UIM jury verdict. A Travis County jury awarded an Austin woman $462,424 after she was injured at the hands of a drunk, underinsured driver.
- Jason McMinn’s client awarded $10k in punitive damages by jury
- Jason McMinn Settles Spinal Discectomy Case
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Car Accident Lawyers: After a car accident, clients face medical bills and the challenges of getting the medical treatment they need. The job of insurance adjusters is to protect the bottom line of the insurance company.
Personal injury attorneys protect the interests of their clients. Lawyers of McMinn Law Firm offer relentless representation to victims of car accident injury.
Truck Accident Lawyers: At McMinn Law Firm, we hold negligent companies accountable when their business practices harm people in Austin. McMinn Law Firm has handled high profile trucking accidents. In 2016, Justin McMinn helped a client who was injured in a serious truck accident that went viral because it was caught on dash cam. In that situation, the brakes failed. In truck accident cases, there can be multiple parties involved in negotiations. Truck accident victims hire injury lawyers like Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn to help fight against insurance adjusters who are trying to pay out minimum compensation.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: Motorcyclists can suffer when drivers fail to take enough care to look for smaller vehicles. In the Texas hill country, motorcyclist enthusiasts ride to enjoy the rolling hills and picturesque landscape. Unfortunately some drivers never look for motorcyclists on their path. 30% of all motorcycle fatalities happen at intersections. Drivers who don’t share the road with all road users must be held accountable for their negligence. Experienced professionals of McMinn Law Firm ensure that clients suffering from motorcycle injury can obtain the highest quality medical care.
Uber Accident, Lyft Accident or other Rideshare Crash Attorney: People often take rideshares because they are supposed to be a safer alternative, especially when going out at night. However, Uber and Lyft do hire negligent drivers to work for the apps. Rideshare companies carry liability insurance policies of up to one million. If you were injured during an Uber or Lyft ride, an experienced lawyer can help. Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn have been recognized in local Austin news outlets for cases involving Uber and Lyft. Austin trusts lawyers of McMinn Law Firm to stand up to companies like Uber and Lyft when they put profits over safety. Learn more about options after a rideshare crash.
Animal Attack: Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn have extensive experience in the area of dog bite law. When dog owners allow their animals to aggressively attack, they must be held accountable. McMinn Law has been in the news for several notable dog bite cases. If a dog owner has allowed their animals to harm, reach out to McMinn Law Firm to learn more about options.
Premises Liability: In some cases, businesses do not take reasonable care to ensure the safety of guests on their property. McMinn Law Firm filed a case against a business when a man suffered severe brain injury when harmed at the hands of employees of a business. In another case, McMinn Law Firm defended a woman whose ankle was broken while outside an Austin area business. Learn more about how lawyers Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn help clients get the compensation they need for medical treatment and pain and suffering.
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