TAC Air Employee Injured on Tarmac

A TAC Air employee was injured while working on the tarmac Wednesday afternoon according to a company spokesperson.

David Edwards, Director of Marketing and Media Relations with TAC Air told WOWT 6 News Fact Finder Chase Moffitt over the phone that the employee's injuries were non-life threatening.

Initially, the Omaha Airport Authority Police were called to the private airline hanger to investigate, shortly after, Chief Rockwell said he turned over his information to the Omaha Police Department.

Those reports indicate that Dennis Blackledge was working on the airport tarmac when he was hit by an airplane tug. The 53-year-old was transported to Alegent Creighton University Medical Center with serious injuries, including several broken bones. Initial radio reports said Blackledge suffered a compound fracture.

Edwards said the investigation in ongoing into what led up to the accident and that Blackledge was the only one injured.

TAC Air is located directly to the east of the main Eppley Airfield terminal, where commercial travel takes place.

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