Ground service worker killed in Kuwait B777 towing accident, report claims

posted on 8th May 2019 by Justin Burns

Kuwait Airways has disclosed that a ground handling support worker was killed during a towing accident at the company’s base airport on 6 May, according to a report by FlightGlobal.

The publication claims the incident took place at 15.10h as the worker performed the tractor towing of a Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER, which had neither crew nor passengers on board at the time.

The aircraft was reportedly being towed from a parking area to Kuwait Airport’s Terminal 4.

Kuwaiti authorities have commenced an investigation into the fatal accident to understand the circumstances, according to the report.