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Man Hit By Plane As He Falls From Truck On Airport Runway

The Hong Kong airport authority suspects that the seat belt may have been left unfastened while the staff was working on the vehicle.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Feb 6, 2024 21:20 IST
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A tragic accident at the Hong Kong airport resulted in the death of a ground worker on Tuesday. The victim, a 34-year-old Jordanian national whose name was not disclosed, was reportedly riding in the passenger seat of a tow truck when he fell out and was struck by the aircraft being towed behind. Emergency responders discovered the man with severe injuries on a taxiway during the early hours of Tuesday. This uncommon incident led to the arrest of an individual for dangerous driving.

As per reports, emergency workers found the victim lying on a taxiway with multiple serious injuries in the early hours of Tuesday, as stated by the police.

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As per the reports, emergency workers discovered the man on a taxiway with severe injuries during the early hours of Tuesday. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Hong Kong airport authority suspects that the seat belt may have been left unfastened while the staff was working on the vehicle.

The 60-year-old driver of the vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death and is currently detained pending an investigation, according to the report. This rare incident has prompted authorities to launch a thorough investigation into the safety protocols followed by ground staff at the airport.

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First published on: Feb 06, 2024 05:30 PM IST

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