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Accident: 170017404 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Aircraft

Accident: 170017404 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 03/27/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10868355803/27/19974512Delta Air Lines, Inc.
At approximately 6:40 p.m. on March 27, 1997, Employee #1, a wingwalker/dispatching agent, was helping to push back an aircraft. As the push back began, the tug driver was in communication with the plane's flight crew. The aircraft first had to be pulled forward to line up on the taxi way. While it was being moved forward, the headset cord used to communicate with the flight crew accidentally disconnected from the aircraft. Employee #1 walked in front of the plane's nose gear to retrieve the headset cord and was run over by the moving aircraft. He was killed.
Keywords: aircraft, airport, work rules, run over, communication, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108683558 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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