Indian Worker In Kuwait Airways Run Over While Towing Plane, Dies

9 May, 2019 13:40 IST|Sakshi
Kuwait Airlines

An Indian Technician was killed while towing an aircraft at the Kuwait City airport. The deceased has been identified as Anand Ramachandran, an aviation technician with Kuwait Airways.

Ramachandran, who was working as ground staff with the airline at the airport was towing a Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on Monday when he was killed.

The airline released an official statement on Twitter announcing that Anand was towing the Boeing 777 aircraft on May 6, 2019, at 3.10 pm when the accident took place which led to his death.

In the post shared on Monday, the Airlines said, “The deceased had been carrying out the withdrawal of one of the B777 aircraft from Airport Square to Terminal 4 by means of equipment. Official authorities are investigating the subject to find out the cause of the death."

The aircraft was devoid of any crew or passengers at the time of the incident. Pictures taken at the site of the incident indicated that the tow bar, connecting the flight’s landing gear to the tug-vehicle, snapped during the towing operation which resulted in the ground staff to fall from the tug-vehicle and run over by the landing gear of the aircraft.

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