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53-yr-old Air India air hostess falls off plane, hospitalised: report

PTI
Published : Oct 15, 2018, 8:48 am IST
Updated : Oct 15, 2018, 11:05 am IST

‘The woman crew member was closing the door for the push back when she fell from the aircraft,’ the source said.

The incident happened on Air India flight AI 864 operating on Mumbai-Delhi route, according to the airline source. (Representational Image)
 The incident happened on Air India flight AI 864 operating on Mumbai-Delhi route, according to the airline source. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: A 53-year-old air hostess was injured on Monday after falling off an Air India aircraft which was getting ready for departure at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, the airline said.

The incident took place in the morning on the Air India's New Delhi-bound flight AI 864, it said.

The airline termed the incident as "unfortunate" and said that it was investigating into it.

"In an unfortunate incident, one of our cabin crew (members), Harsha Lobo, fell down on the tarmac from the Boeing-777 aircraft door while closing it," the airline said in a statement.

"She sustained injuries to her legs and has been taken to the Nanavati Hospital for further treatment," it added.

About three years ago, an Air India engineer had got sucked into the aircraft's engine at the airport in Mumbai when the pilots started the engines prematurely after mistaking a signal.

Tags: air india, mumbai airport, chhatrapati shivaji international airport
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)