A towing accident at Kuwait Airways killed a ground-support worker at Kuwait International Airport’s Terminal 4 on 6 May.
The victim, identified as Anand Ramachandran (34) from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, worked in the Technical Department at Kuwait Airways. He is survived by his wife Sofina and daughter Ninika Anand, both living in Kuwait.
Disclosing the fatality, the airline said the accident occurred at around 15:10 on Monday when the worker was performing the tractor towing of a Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER, which had neither crew nor passengers on board at the time. The aircraft was being towed from a parking area to Kuwait airport’s Terminal 4.
Following initial investigation the body has moved to the mortuary and concerned authorities have commenced an investigation into the accident to understand the circumstances leading to the tragedy. The body of the deceased is expected to be repatriated to India later in the day
Images from the scene indicate the aircraft involved is 9K-AOH, which was delivered to the flag-carrier just over two years ago. Kuwait Airways’ in-service fleet comprises 10 A320s, five A330-200s and 10 Boeing 777-300ERs.