Ground Handler, Airline Pay $1 Million To Engineer Who Lost Arm And Leg

An engineer who lost an arm and a leg when a tyre on an aircraft exploded at Manchester Airport has been awarded about £600,000 ($1.02 million) in damages.

Hendrik Donkers, 39, was standing less than a meter away from the blast, which was caused by a faulty nitrogen rig that hugely overinflated the tire.

Donkers, from Germany, works for Lufthansa airline and was handed the rig by Luton-based ground handling company Storm Aviation in 2008.

Both firms paid out the compensation.

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