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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224818
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:06-MAY-2019
Time:15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-369ER
Owner/operator:Kuwait Airways
Registration: 9K-AOH
MSN: 62565/1475
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK) -   Kuwait
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:-
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A technical staff member was killed during a towing accident at the company's base airport on May 6, the airline said sharing details on Twitter. And there also also other sources with the tragical news.
He was towing a Boeing 777-369ER from the parking area to Terminal 4 of Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK). The towbar broke and due to a slope on the taxiway the nose wheels of the aircraft rolled over the tractor and the driver.
No crew members or passengers were on board the aircraft when the incident happened.

Sources:

http://newsinflight.com/2019/05/07/a-technician-died-while-towing-a-boeing-777-at-kuwait-airport/
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/kuwait/gulf-airline-worker-dies-in-freak-boeing-777-accident
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ground-worker-killed-in-kuwait-777-towing-accident-457957/
https://twitter.com/KuwaitAirways/status/1125438356907790336
https://www.facebook.com/Aeronews.ro/posts/2208725425870212

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-May-2019 10:53 Captain Adam Added
07-May-2019 11:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
07-May-2019 17:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
07-May-2019 19:49 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Narrative]

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