A Rossiya Airlines aircraft reportedly injured a worker on Wednesday afternoon. According to passengers, the aircraft can have on the man’s foot.
A worker on the ground in London Gatwick Airport allegedly run over by an aircraft on Wednesday evening, suffering injuries to his ankle and foot.
The man, who was directing the traffic on the track, was airlifted to a london hospital after he was injured by the Rossiya Airlines aircraft, says the BBC.
Immediately after the incident, passengers aboard the Rossiya aircraft reported that the crew told them the plane rolled to a member of the crew of the foot.
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The airport has now issued a statement regarding the “unfortunate” accident.
“We can confirm that an incident took place at the airport in 1710, where a Dnata employee was injured and the emergency services were required to attend,” a Gatwick spokesman told The Sun.
The company that in the service of man, Dnata uk, also released a statement about the incident, but it has not indicated how extensive his injuries were.
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“We can confirm that a Dnata UK worker was injured yesterday following an incident at the airport of Gatwick airport and emergency services attended the scene,” said the company, according to the BBC.
“The employee has now been fired from the hospital and we will continue to provide them with the necessary support as they recover.”
The passengers on the Rossiya flight were held on board the aircraft for two hours before deplane, News.com.au reported.
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A representative for Aeroflot, the airline that owns Rossiya, was not immediately available for comment.