Mumbai: A flight attendant was severely injured after she fell from an Air India plane on to the tarmac at Mumbai airport on Monday.
According to sources, she fell off the aircraft while closing its door, 30 feet above the ground, while it was parked in the apron area of the airport.
Air India flight AI864 was scheduled to depart for Delhi at 7 am.
The 55-year-old flight attendant, Harsha Lobo, sustained severe injuries in her chest, abdomen and lower spine. According to CT scan report, she also suffered a fracture in her right. She is reportedly being treated at Nanvati Hospital.
“The cabin crew is conscious. She fell while closing the door of B777 ER at 6.10 am. She had been admitted to the Nanavati hospital. The matter is under investigation,” said Air India spokesperson confirming the incident.
Following the incident, the flight took off at 8.30 am.