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Emirates flight attendant falls off plane at Entebbe


Airport staff discuss the incident (left) below the Emirates emergency exit door. PHOTO VIA @MDKyombexUG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Circumstance under which a member of the cabin crew of an Emirates aircraft  fell out through the emergency door of a parked plane at Entebbe Airport today is being investigated. She fell off an Emirates Boeing 777 flight #EK730 and was rushed to a medical facility on Entebbe road where she is in intensive care.

Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed the incident, but while reports indicate the flight attendant was Bulgarian and has succumbed to the injuries she sustained, the official statement indicated she had been hospitalized with severe injuries. The statement did not mention reports of an attempted suicide.

“An incident happened at Entebbe International Airport this afternoon as a female member of the cabin crew appeared to have opened the emergency door and unfortunately fell off an Emirates Aircraft that had safely landed and parked,” the CAA statement said.

“Contrary to some social media posts, the lady is alive.”

According to reports, the cabin crew member was together with her colleagues preparing to board passengers for the Dubai bound aircraft.

The Emirates flight was preparing to load other passengers for Dubai from Uganda’s main airport when the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon.




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