Family Vacation Ends in Tragedy After Airport Sign Accident Kills Son

Freak accident at Alabama airport, young boy killed after huge sign falls.
2:02 | 03/23/13

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Well, we turn now to a freak An airport in alabama. A young boy was killed and four others injured when they were pinned under a huge sign weighing hundreds of pounds. No one sees sure how it happened. Ty hernandez. Reporter: The burset family was on their way home. They are still in birmingham praying for their mom heather burset and they are mourning the loss of 10-year-old luke. Stunned fellow travelers rushed to t of heather and four of her children. Pinned beneath this 300-pound flight status board on friday. After the display which took seven men to lift back up toppled over. Its frayed wires yanked straight from the wall. You heard a lot of screams and people running, mostly screams from the victims, the mother was sh knock. The kids w crying. Reporter: Rescue workers transported them to a nearby hospital. Heather bur set in critical condition and serious injuries to her daughter and three sons. 10-year-old luke was declared dead shortly after arrg at children's of alabama hospital leaving many travelers here saddened and stunned. It would be very hard to believe that something like this would actually happen in an airport. You would think they would be more safe. Reporter: One samaritan told them the massive block didn't seem to be securely fastened to the wall. We didn't see any mounting brackets. All we saw was -- all I saw was construction adhesive. Reporter: Airport officials are searching for answers. We're going through the facility to take precautions to prevent any future incidences from happening. Reporter: Well, the airport has since removed that display from the terminal while they investigate and the meantime, a twitter account belonging to anna burset has been tweeting updates and says her two survivors brothers will be okay and suffering a concussion and broken bones and the mom, heather, is scheduled for more surgery on sunday.

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