Watch This Jet Suck A Safety Pylon Into Its Engine

A few seconds into this video, we see an absent-minded ramp agent appear from the right side of the screen and place a safety pylon on front of the number one engine of an American Eagle Embraer 170 regional jet.

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Unfortunately, the video doesn't say when or where this happened, but we'll pass along the information as we learn it. What is certain is that the pylon definitely would have caused a lot of damage to the engine.

Update - a reader has informed me that this happened at Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). The engine sustained no major damage.

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DISCUSSION

This was at ORD and not the first time these rampers have done this to our new ERJ175s [http://www.avherald.com/h?article=46f3…]. This particular aircraft was boroscoped and believe it or not no serious damage was done...although the fan blades look like a child went to town on them with a sharpie.