Russian Airport Worker in Critical Condition After Mowed Over by Plane

Recently, a video showed a moving Ural Airlines jet mowing down an airport worker at Koltsovo Airport in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

An Airbus A320 ran over an airport worker, seriously injuring him. The pilot started taxiing before making sure the area was free, which led to the tragic injuries of an airport worker named Rail (21) by the plane’s front landing gear. Rail was hurt, which caused him to lose a limb and break another. He is battling for his life in critical care, where he is now comatose.

Different versions of the Airbus A320 have different maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs), which may range from 68 to 93.5 tonnes or 150,000 to 206,000 lbs.

After more than a three-hour delay, the aircraft flew to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, with an entirely new crew and a replacement for the unidentified captain. According to a statement released by Ural Airlines, the incident is being examined.

According to a spokeswoman for Ural Airlines, the technician’s leg was injured while the plane taxied out of the aircraft parking area. The situation was being investigated, and an ambulance was sent to the location.

A special commission and the Russian Investigation Committee have ordered Russian airlines to enhance their procedures for communication between pilots and ground personnel to avoid such incidents in the future. As part of this process, the aircraft’s intercom system, which hadn’t been properly switched off before takeoff, will be thoroughly reviewed.

According to reports, the captain began taxiing without instructing the ground technician to switch off the intercom.

This incident occurred shortly after an airline employee fell from an aircraft and slammed onto the runway at Indonesia’s Jakarta Airport.

As the crew member got off the flight, the dramatic video captures the moment he had no clue his ladder was recently relocated away from the aircraft.