AI plane crushes technician’s legs

A technician was injured when the wheels of a Mumbai-bound Air India plane ran over his legs...

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: July 19, 2010 9:20 am

A technician was injured when the wheels of a Mumbai-bound Air India plane ran over his legs as it was preparing for take-off at the IGI airport on Sunday.

Ram Kishor (45),an Air India employee,was rushed to the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in Vasant Kunj in south Delhi,where his condition is reported to be serious.

Airport sources said the nose wheels crushed Kishor’s legs as the Airbus A-321 was being pushed back while preparing it for take-off.

Following the accident,the aircraft has been temporarily withdrawn from service,the sources said.

Fifty-three passengers on-board the IC-602 Delhi-Mumbai flight were shifted to another aircraft,which took-off after an hour’s delay.

The mishap took place around 2130 hrs when the flight was given the all clear signal for take off.

AI has order a probe into the incident,a spokesperson of the airline said.

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