EMIRATES CREW MEMBER ‘FALLS OFF’ FROM PLANE AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT IN UGANDA

ENTEBBE, Uganda- A crew member of Emirates, due to depart Entebbe International Airport, opened the emergency exit and fell off the plane, sustaining serous injuries.

The crew member was immediately taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries.

The exact cause of the incident is not yet clear and investigations are on.

Speaking to reporters, Emirates spokesperson said, "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 Mar 14 (yesterday). 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."

In a press statement, Civil Aviation Authority was quoted as saying that, the crew "opened the emergency door and unfortunately fell off..." without explaining how or why.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Releated

Major League Baseball to Make Coronavirus-Delayed Debut

After a four-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball kicks off its regular season Thursday with a 60-game schedule set to be played solely in U.S. stadiums.  While many fans are anticipating the return of the game nicknamed the national pastime, there are widespread concerns about the safety of resuming a major sports league […]

NASCAR to Resume Season May 17 with 7 Races in 10 Days

NASCAR announced Thursday that it will resume its season without fans starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina with the premier Cup Series racing three more times in a 10-day span. NASCAR joins the UFC as the first major sports organizations to announce specific return to play plans since the coronavirus pandemic shut […]