1 killed, 1 injured as plane hits tug at Don Mueang – VIDEO

PHOTO: The Nok Air aircraft and tug involved in this morning's fatal incident - Screenshot from TV Channel One31

One employee is dead and another injured after an accident this morning at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport. A Nok Air plane hit a tug towing it to the passenger ramp at Don Mueang airport, killing the tug driver and injuring another employee. The incident occurred around 8am.

Don Mueang’s general manager 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 hospital.

The plane involved was grounded and the flight delayed for about an hour. A replacement plane departed at 9:50am with all passengers.

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Jack Burton

Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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