One killed, one injured as the plane hits tug

Bangkok, Thailand - One employee is dead and another injured in a ground accident at Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport on Feb 7.

An aircraft From the Thai low-cost operator Nok Air hit a tug towing it. The tug driver was killed while another employee was injured. The incident happened around 8 a.m. in the morning.

Don Mueang’s officials told reporters that Nok Air flight DD6458, bound for Nakhon Si Thammarat, ran into the aircraft tug pulling it to the parking bay.

The coupling between the tug and the plane became loose and the driver had to stop the vehicle. The plane continued forward and collided with the tug, severely injuring the driver, who later died. Another employee was also hurt and rushed to the hospital.

The plane, which was involved in the accident was grounded and the flight delayed for about an hour. A replacement plane flew the passengers to their destinations.