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Kuwait Airport tragedy with death of ground crew

Posted 8 May 2019 · Add Comment

A ground staff member at Kuwait International Airport was killed while performing a routine tractor tow of a Kuwait Airways 777 on Monday.



The airline issued a statement today saying “Kuwait Airways has announced with regret that at 15:10 (UTC+3) on Monday 6th May, one of its ground staff was killed at Kuwait International Airport. 'Kuwait Airways regrets this tragic incident, with the deepest condolences to the bereaved family,'
An investigation is underway by the Kuwait authorities but reports from the airport suggest that when the tractor arrived at the terminal the tow bar broke loose.
According to Aviation Safety Network the worker had been tasked with towing a Boeing 777-300ER from a parking zone to Terminal 4. “Due to the taxiway's slight gradient the aircraft began to roll. The driver was crushed beneath the nose wheels of the aircraft,” a report from Aviation Safety Network said.
There were no passengers or crew on board at the time.
 

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