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Air hostess falls off Emirates aircraft

An air hostess was seriously injured on Wednesday after falling from an Emirates aircraft’s emergency exit in Uganda.

The incident occured at tge Entebbe International Airport, near the capital Kampala. She was rushed to hospital immediately after falling from the doorway.

According to BBC Africa, The Boeing 777 had landed shortly before, and was preparing to welcome passengers on board before departing for Dubai.

The circumstances surrounding the fall are being investigated, with conflicting reports emerging about the incident.

However, the Dubai-based airline has confirmed the fall, telling the Khaleej Times:

“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.”

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