Ramp worker hit by plane wing at Yellowknife airport
Posted: Aug 12, 2012 4:18 PM CT
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2012 5:16 PM CT
A ramp worker at the Yellowknife airport was injured Sunday afternoon after being hit by the wing tip of an airplane.
The incident, which happened at about 1:30 p.m. MT, involved an Air Canada Jazz plane which was being marshaled in to the airport.
Earl Blacklock, from the N.W.T. Department of Transportation, said the person involved was treated on the scene by Yellowknife Fire Department paramedics and was then taken by ambulance to the Stanton Territorial Hospital.
The injured worker was a Canadian North employee — Air Canada has an agreement with the airline to use its ramp staff.
Lisa Hicks from Canadian North said the employee was examined at the hospital and then released Sunday evening.
She added that both Air Canada Jazz and Canadian North are investigating the incident.
At least one flight from Yellowknife to Calgary was delayed as a result of the incident.
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