53-year-old Air India air hostess falls off plane while closing door before take-off

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A 53-year-old air hostess had to be hospitalised after she fell off an Air India plane just before the plane was about to take off at the Mumbai airport on Monday. The woman crew member fell off while closing the door of the aircraft.

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The incident, according to a report by PTI, took place on Monday morning on the Air India’s New Delhi-bound AI 864. The Air India has termed the incident as ‘unfortunate’ and promising an inquiry.

“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,” PTI quoted a statement from the airline.

The air-hostess was later admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital for treatment. “An Air India cabin crew member was brought to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital at 7 am after she suffered serious injuries. She is suffering from right leg compound fracture, fracture in both heels & soft tissue injury in chest, abdomen and lower spine,” news agency ANI quoted Nanavati Hospital.

It further added, “She also suffered from a sprain in the neck (cervical spine). She is being treated under Dr Prakash M Doshi, Director of Orthopedics and Traumatology and is currently under observation.”

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