Man Struck And Killed By Landing Southwest Jet Identified

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Austin Police have identified the man who was killed on an airport runway.

22-year-old Junin Ko was found dead on the runway after a Southwest Airlines flight crew from Dallas radioed the control tower the spotted someone on the runway.

Austin Bergstrom International Airport officials say Ko was not an employee of the airport or any business around the airport and was not authorized to be on the runway.

Officials declined to say how Ko got there but the incident is being investigated as a security breach by the FAA, the TSA, Austin Police and the airport.