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

posted on 8th May 2019 by Justin Burns
Ground service worker killed in Kuwait B777 towing accident, report claims

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.