Airport Worker Injured After Plane Lands On Vehicle

Story ByLee BullenSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report 

An airport worker is in critical condition after a private plane tore the roof off his engineering vehicle as it was landing.

The accident took place at 3.20am at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang in the western Malaysian state of Selangor.

A statement from the Malaysian Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) said: “We are saddened to inform that a staff [member] who was the driver of the vehicle was critically injured.”

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“The staff [member] is currently undergoing surgery and we are ensuring that he receives the best medical care, as we pray for his recovery.”

According to local media, an Airport Fire and Rescue Service team was sent to the scene one minute after the collision.

Meanwhile, the passengers and cabin crew were evacuated and unharmed, according to the MAHB.

The airport operator confirmed that some flights were affected by the disruption as workers cleared the debris and probed the scene.

According to reports, normal service resumed at around 9am.

The MAHB statement added: “In the meantime, Malaysia Airport has formed an investigation team and is working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to investigate the root cause of the accident.”

The probe continues.

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