Towed plane hits aircraft tug, killing driver, at Don Mueang

Towed plane hits aircraft tug, killing driver, at Don Mueang

A Nok Air plane hits an aircraft tug at Don Mueang airport on Friday morning, killing the driver and injuring another employee. (Screenshot from TV Channel One31 clip)
A Nok Air plane hits an aircraft tug at Don Mueang airport on Friday morning, killing the driver and injuring another employee. (Screenshot from TV Channel One31 clip)

A Nok Air plane hit an aircraft tug towing it to the passenger ramp at Don Mueang airport on Friday morning, killing the driver and injuring another employee.

The accident occurred around 8am.

Nok Air flight DD6458, scheduled to depart to Nakhon Si Thammarat at 8.40am, ran into the aircraft tug pulling it to the parking bay, Sumpun Kutranon, general manager of Don Mueang airport said.

The connection between the tug and the plane became loose and the driver had to stop the vehicle. The plane being pulled continued to move forward and collided with the tug.

The tug driver was severely injured and later died, Mr Sumpun said. Another employee was also hurt and rushed to hospital.

The aircraft involved was grounded and the flight delayed for about one hour. A replacement plane  departed the airport at 9.50am with all passengers.

Video posted on TV Channel One31 showing the Nok Air plane hitting an aircraft tug at Don Mueang airport on Friday morning.


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