An Emirates stewardess has died after falling out of an emergency door of a parked aircraft at Uganda’s Entebbe airport, a hospital official said. The Bulgarian was said to be preparing the plane for boarding when she fell. Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority said an investigation into the incident has been opened.
The spokesman for the Kisubi hospital where the stewardess was taken for emergency treatment, Francis Sekandi, confirmed her death.
“A female member of the crew appeared to have opened the emergency door and unfortunately fell off an Emirates aircraft that had safely landed and parked,” he said in a statement.
“We received her from the Civil Aviation Authority in an ambulance, but she was already dead,” Sekandi said late Thursday.
The UAE carrier promised to extend their full cooperation to the authorities in their investigation.
It remains unclear how or why she fell off the emergency exit of the parked plane