A flight attendant with Air India has been badly injured after falling out of a parked plane in Mumbai. The air hostess was reportedly closing the door of the aircraft when she fell.
Chennai: The Dubai-bound Air India Express flight that hit the upper portion of the five feet tall boundary wall of the Trichy airport in Tamil Nadu was not overloaded, an airline official said on Monday.
Ms Lobo, 52, suffered a fracture and other injuries and has been taken to a hospital. The flight was to depart for Delhi at 7 am from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
'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. Dr. Rajendra Patankar, COO, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said. "An investigation will be carried out to determine the exact cause of the incident".
According to Hindustan Times, the airlines has initiated a probe into the matter.
Air India and Nanavati Hospital did not immediately respond to Sputnik's requests for comment.
On October 8, the engine of an IndiGo A320 neo aircraft failed mid-air, forcing the plane to return to Bangalore, the capital of India's southern Karnataka state.
The incident is the latest in recent weeks involving an Indian carrier after 30 passengers needed to receive treatment after suffering nose and ear bleeds on a flight from Mumbai to Jaipur due to low pressure in the cabin.
He said there were 136 persons on the flight (127 passengers including three infants and six crew members).
However, after two hours the aircraft was ordered to return back to Mumbai, India by ground control.