Saturday 21 April 2018

Flight attendant taken to hospital after falling out of airplane's emergency door

Closeup shot of emergency exit door in airplane
Closeup shot of emergency exit door in airplane
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A flight attendant with long-haul carrier Emirates was taken to hospital in Uganda after falling out of an open emergency door on a passenger plane that was parked on the tarmac.

Civil aviation authorities in Uganda said the incident happened at Entebbe International Airport.

They issued a statement saying the female flight attendant "unfortunately fell off" the Boeing 777 which was preparing to fly to Dubai.

Emirates said in a statement that the flight attendant "unfortunately fell off from an open door while preparing the aircraft for boarding on flight EK730 from Entebbe".

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