Person Killed On Austin Airport Runway By Landing Southwest Jet

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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - A man is dead after being struck by a Southwest Airlines jet landing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport last night.

Just after 8 p.m. Southwest Flight 1392, from Dallas Love field, had just touched down in Austin when the man on foot suddenly crossed in front of the plane.

Investigators have no idea why he was on the runway, it's not even clear if he was an airport employee.

The flight crew reported seeing the man and the driver of an Airport Operations vehicle sent out to check found the victim already dead.