In a video that is widely spreading on social media and mobile messaging app Whatsapp, a ground staff at an airport is seen sucked into a plane's engine nacelle.

The disturbing video, which is said to be a CCTV footage from an airport in the Gulf, is accompanied by a couple of photos, which show the engine nacelle filled with 'blood and flesh'.

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While many claim the video to be fake, an earlier report in CNN said a mechanic was sucked into a jet engine while he was standing near a Boeing 737 at El Paso International Airport in Texas in 2006.

"Someone on the ground was sucked into the engine. My fellow coworkers and I extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the mechanic involved in this tragic event," said Continental Airlines Chairman and CEO Larry Kellner.

The veracity of the latest video could not be confirmed as another clip, which claims as the original visual of the incident, is doing the rounds on Whatsapp.

A similar incident took place during the Gulf War in 1991, when a former petty officer, JD Bridges, was sucked into the port intake of a Grumman A-6 Intruder, aboard aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Fortunately, he survived with minor injuries due to the pilot's quick reaction. Now, the US Navy uses the footage as a training tool to avoid such incidents. 

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