Danish police are investigating a serious accident at Copenhagen Airport during which a ramp worker was run over by a Scandinavian Airlines aircraft.

The worker suffered serious injuries to both legs, the regional police force says in a statement, adding that he was taken into surgery at the specialised Rigshospitalet trauma centre in the Danish capital.

Few details about the circumstances of yesterday's accident have emerged. SAS Group states that the aircraft involved, an Airbus A340, was being manoeuvred in a hangar at the time.

"They were towing the aircraft into a hangar and, during the process, very unfortunately [the worker] was hit by the main wheels," says a spokesman for the company.

Danish air accident investigation authority Havarikommissionen could not immediately be reached for comment.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news