A flight attendant was seriously injured when she fell from a plane before departure today at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The woman crew was closing the door for push back when the incident happened, the news agency reported. The incident took place early Monday morning on the Air India's New Delhi-bound AI 864, the airline said, terming the incident as "unfortunate" and promising an inquiry.
A flight attendant sustained multiple injuries after falling out of an airplane as she prepared for boarding.
Owing to the incident, the flight AI-864, scheduled to take off at 7 am, got delayed by about one-and-a-half hours. "She is being treated under Dr. Prakash M Doshi, Director of Orthopedics and Traumatology and is now under observation".
This isn't the first time an airline employee has fallen out of an aircraft. The hospital confirmed a crew member with "serious injuries" had been taking in for treatment. "An investigation will be carried out to determine the exact cause of the incident".
On October 8, the engine of an IndiGo A320 neo aircraft failed mid-air, forcing the plane to return to Bangalore, the capital of India's southern Karnataka state.
An Air India plane has smashed into a brick wall and scraped its underbelly, before remarkably attempting to continue its journey to Dubai.
"I will never fly Air India, can not believe this pilot was unaware of the danger he put his crew and passengers in", one Twitter user commented.
Also in September, an Air India aircraft landed on the wrong runway, which was under construction, posing a threat to the lives of 136 passengers and four crew members on board. The B777 aircraft door is about 30 feet about ground.