Air India Flight Attendant Falls from Plane

A flight attendant of Air India has been injured after falling from the door of a parked aeroplane at India’s Mumbai airport.

The flight attendant whose name is being told Harsha Lobo was preparing the flight for boarding to Delhi on Monday morning when the incident happen.

Ms Lobo which is 52 years old suffered a fracture and other injuries and has been taken to a hospital.

The national carrier of India, Air India said in a statement that it was carrying an investigation into the matter.

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

Doctors present at the airport checked Ms Lobo before sending her to the hospital.

“She is conscious but has sustained compound fracture of right lower leg bones and multiple blunt injuries,” an airport official told a national daily newspaper.

Last week, an airplane of same carrier travelling from the southern Indian city of Trichy to Dubai sustained damage after hitting the airport wall during take off.

The plane was carrying 130 passengers and six crew members. It was diverted to Mumbai where it landed safely.

A couple of weeks before that, more than 30 passengers aboard an aircraft of Indian carrier Jet Airways had to receive treatment after pilots forgot to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure.