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Rossiya Airbus A319-100, performing flight from London Gatwick to Saint Petersburg, was being pushed back for departure when the aircraft was stopped, emergency services responded to attend to a ground worker, who became trapped with his foot under one of the aircraft’s wheels.
Emergency services released the man and airlifted the ground worker with serious injuries to a hospital. The aircraft was subsequently returned to the gate, the passengers disembarked.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Gatwick about 6 hours later.
The airport reported an incident took place in which a ground worker received injuries.