A yet-to-be identified Emirates Airline crew member reportedly jumped off the aircraft she was assigned to through the emergency door. The incident, which seemed like a suicide attempt happened at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.
The woman was said to have sustained life threatening injuries as a result of the fall.
The Flight – EK 730 had just delivered passengers to Entebbe on Wednesday and was preparing to load others passengers for Dubai when the incident happened.
A source at the airport said that the crew member was immediately evacuated and taken to hospital.
The exact cause of the incident was not yet clear, but some eye witnesses cited possible suicide.
She had been seen holding what looked like a glass bottle under her chin before she made the fall.
According to Africareview, witnesses said they had seen her in a verbal exchange with colleagues as they boarded the plane.
Her knees were shattered and body cut with broken glass from a bottle she jumped with,” a witness at the airport said.
Vianney Luggya, the Principal Public Affairs Officer at the Civil Aviation Authority, confirmed the incident.
In a press statement, Civil Aviation Authority said the crew ” opened the emergency door and unfortunately fell off…” without explaining how.