Emirates crew member dies after falling from a plane
On March 14, 2018, Emirates Airlines crew member fell from a parked aircraft at Entebbe airport, Uganda. The female crew member fell from an emergency door after the plane had landed.
Frances Sekandi, spokesman for the Kisubi hospital where the Emirates employee was taken after the fall, confirmed that the woman died before reaching the hospital, Daily Monitor reported.
An Emirates spokesperson said 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. 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,” Gulf News report.
So far, the details of the incident are unknown, however Channels Television suggest that the crew member may have intended to fall. Isaac Seremba, a witness working at the airport described the fall from the open door as a suicide attempt.
Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority said that it will open an investigation into the incident.
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