14 January 2020, Tuesday 10:01:12

Flight attendant fell off aircraft!

A flight attendant opened one of the aft doors and fell off the aircraft about 3.5 meters down onto the tarmac.

A Finnair Airbus A320-200, registration OH-LXD performing flight AY-450 from Oulu to Helsinki (Finland), had completed an uneventful flight with a safe landing, had taxied to the gate, the passengers had disembarked. A flight attendant opened one of the aft doors and fell off the aircraft about 3.5 meters down onto the tarmac. Emergency services took the flight attendant to a hospital.

The airline confirmed the flight attendant fell off the aircraft while opening an aft door, a very unusual and rare event.

Finland's AIB reported an investigation has been opened. The flight attendant received serious injuries (bone fractures), the injuries are not life threatening. Why the flight attendant fell off the aircraft is still under investigation.

The occurrence aircraft departed for its next flight about one hour after landing.
 

Flight attendant fell off aircraft!

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