A ramp worker for dnata at London Gatwick got run over by an Airbus A319 today.
He was “briefly trapped by the wheel” of the Rossiya Airlines aircraft. Emergency crews responded.
Some passengers initially said the emergency services tried to ‘lift the plane’ after it had ‘ran over’ the person on take-off.
No idea what is going on but I’m broken english I have been told that a member of the ground team has been injured here as we planne to take off to Russia from Gatwick?! @BBCNews @SkyNewsBreak @itvnews @LondonNewsUK #gatwick pic.twitter.com/rPlTRBrmMF
— Töm Chapman_TCXHD (@HeresTommy) March 28, 2018
Rossiya operates a brand new Londong Gatwich – St. Petersburg flight for Aeroflot which began March 25.
The aircraft was damaged during the rescue attempt, so passengers were offloaded and given overnight accommodations.
All police, ambulance and fire brigades left. Few more airport service vehicles arrived. Cabin crew just confirmed our plane ran over the foot of ground grew member. Hope he’ll be ok. Waiting for extra plane “parts” as the plane is not operational now. #Gatwick #NoSpyStoryHere pic.twitter.com/lW81TCqhm2
— Flora Lu (@floralu_1991) March 28, 2018
It’s rather stating the obvious but I guess all I have to say is, “That’s gotta hurt!”
(HT: Katherine Fan)