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Ground worker killed in Kuwait 777 towing accident

Kuwait Airways has disclosed that a ground-support worker was killed during a towing accident at the company’s base airport on 6 May.

The accident occurred at around 15:10, the airline says.

It occurred as the worker performed 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, says the carrier.

Kuwaiti authorities have commenced an investigation into the fatal accident to understand the circumstances.

Images from the scene indicate the aircraft involved is 9K-AOH, which was delivered to the flag-carrier just over two years ago.

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