Emirates Crew member jumped off the plane as it was ready to depart from the Entebbe International Airport. The crew member being reported a female opened the emergency exit of the plane and just jumped. She was highly injured and as per some news reports, she is even reported dead. According to some other reports, she is alive and fighting at Kisubi hospital. As per the airport sources, the crew member clearly attempted suicide.
An eyewitness claim, “her knees were shattered and body cut with broken glass from a bottle she jumped with.”
She was immediately taken to the nearby hospital. The exact reason for the incident is unknown yet.
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 14 March. 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.”
Civil Aviation Authority was quoted saying in a press statement that the crew member” opened the emergency door and unfortunately fell off…”
The plane in reference here was Boeing 777-300ER. It was doing a turn when the crew member of the plane, just out of the blue opened the emergency door and just fell off.
No explanation was given as to how it happened, what situation she was going through, what was the reason behind such a decision, all seems unclear. Maybe she was going through some mental issues which led her to take this suicidal decision.
Further investigation is being done in this matter. But let us remember it is a heartbreaking incident especially for the family and friends of the female crew member of Emirates. Thus we should respect their sentiments in this hard time.