Airport baggage handler Jermani Thompson killed in freak conveyor belt accident

Jermani Thompson, 26, was unloading a Frontier Airlines flight when her hair got tangled in machinery

Jermani Thompson, was working at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on August 30 when the freak accident unfolded.

At around 10 p.m., Thompson's hair got caught in a belt loader while she was unloading bags from a Frontier Airlines plane on the tarmac.

Thompson was rushed to the hospital but died soon after.

Thompson was remembered by family and friends for being a hard worker and big basketball fan.

The horrific accident prompted Frontier Airlines to cancel a flight on Wednesday.

A Frontier Airlines spokesperson said in the wake of the tragic accident.Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time.