Tragic -How an air Hostess fell off Emirate flight in Uganda before take off.
Tragidy stroke the Ugandan airport on Wednesday when an air hostess sustained serious injuries after falling from an Emirates aircraft’s emergency exit at the Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.
According to a Kenyan publication, Daily Nation, the flight, EK 730, had just dropped off some passengers at the airport and was preparing for a trip to Dubai when the incident happened. But the lady was immediately taken to the hospital.
Although there were conflicting stories as to exactly what lead to the fall. A witness was quoted as saying, “She had been seen holding what looked like a glass bottle under her chin before she made the fall,”
Other witnesses said they had seen her in a verbal exchange with colleagues as they boarded the plane. “Her knees were shattered and body cut with broken glass from a bottle she jumped with,” anot her witness at the airport disclosed.
However, the airline confirmed the fall to Khaleej Times, a newspaper in Dubai. It says:
“We can confirm that a member of our cabin crew, unfortunately, fell off from an open door while preparing the aircraft for boarding on flight EK729 from Entebbe on 14 March. The injured crew member was brought to the nearest hospital,” the airline said.
“We are providing all possible support and care for the affected crew, and will extend our full co-operation to the authorities in their investigation.”
Vianney Luggya, principal public affairs officer at the Civil Aviation Authority, confirmed the incident. In a statement, civil aviation authority said the crew “opened the emergency door and unfortunately fell off…”