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Passenger’s leg severed by moving walkway at Don Mueang Airport


A FEMALE passegner’s left leg was ripped off to the knee by a moving walkway at Don Mueang International Airport early this morning (June 29) and she was quickly taken to Bhumibol Hospital for treatment, Thai Rath newspaper said.

Mr. Karan Thanakuljeeraphat, director of Don Mueang Airport, said at 8.30 a.m. that the unidentified female passenger was travelling to Nakhon Si Thammarat and was proceeding through the Southern Corridor between piers 4-5 in Terminal 2 when hit by the accident.

Surveillance camera clips show that a bag had hit the woman on the travelator causing her to fall which then led to her left leg being ripped off to the knee.

Don Mueang Airport management has inspected the moving walkway to find out why this accident happened and have temporarily closed it. An engineering team will be making a detailed study to determine the cause and check its safety.

This accident has not affected the airport’s service.

Don Mueang’s management team visited the passenger at Bhumibol Hospital and were told by the medical team she is undergoing treatment.

The airport regrets this accident and is covering the medical expenses while also giving the unfortunate passenger compensation.


The moving walkway at Don Mueang Airport where the accident occurred this morning, June 29, 2024. Photo: Thai Rath

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