Emirates air hostess 'falls off' from plane in Uganda

Emirates crew member falls off parked plane at Entebbe Airport

Emirates air hostess 'falls off' from plane in Uganda - reports

A female Emirates crew member is now undergoing treatment after sustaining several injuries after she fell from the emergency exit of a parked Boeing 777-300ER plane at Entebbe International Airport.

In a statement, aviation authorities confirmed the female flight attendant "unfortunately fell off" the plane, a Boeing 777, that was parked on the tarmac.

According to the CAA spokesperson Vianney Luggya, the authority together with other stakeholders like the police and Fly Emirates are investigating what exactly happened on the flight that led to the fall.

She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the incident is unclear, however, local Kenyan media Daily Nation reported that the Bulgarian national had attempted committing suicide as she jumped off the plane with a glass bottle which she had initially attempted to stab herself with.

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An eyewitness said: "She landed badly, her legs looked to have suffered fractures and she had glass bruising on her face".

A female member of Emirates Airlines is at a hospital in Entebbe after she jumped off her plane at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, yesterday.

An investigation has been launched after the unnamed member of staff fell from an open door while preparing the aircraft for boarding on Wednesday.

The airline promised to "extend our full cooperation to the authorities in their investigation", the Dubai-based carrier said in a statement.

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