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Emirates crew member falls off parked plane at Entebbe Airport

A female Emirates crew member is currently undergoing treatment after sustaining several injuries after she fell from the emergency exit of a parked Boeing 777-300ER plane at Entebbe International Airport.

The female crew member fell from the emergency exit of the plane

The Observer has learnt that the yet-to-be identified crew member fell off the plane shortly before the scheduled departure at 3:25pm. The flight was rescheduled to 4:21pm because of the unfortunate incident.

In a statement issued by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the crew member is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed health facility. According to CAA, the cabin crew member, it appears, opened the emergency door herself.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that she opened and fell out of the emergency door in a failed suicide attempt. 

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0 #1 Lakwena 2018-03-15 08:27
In other words, Uganda becoming a suicide destination.

This is because, yesterday according Urban TV 8 o'clock (PM) news. a Swedish national of either Ethiopian or Eritrean origin, left a note and committed suicide somewhere in Entebbe.
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0 #2 Empayippayi 2018-03-15 14:12
Quoting Lakwena:
In other words, Uganda becoming a suicide destination.

This is because, yesterday according Urban TV 8 o'clock (PM) news. a Swedish national of either Ethiopian or Eritrean origin, left a note and committed suicide somewhere in Entebbe.


Latest news gives the location as Nyamityoboora, Kabobs, Mbarara municipality.
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0 #3 rubangakene 2018-03-15 19:45
This could have just been an accident. She could have been undergoing training to close the door or she might have slipped accidentally.

A friend of mine tells me that there is a special way to position yourself when opening or closing these heavy doors.

Still, she is the only one who knows what really happened. What an end to a lucrative career!
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-3 #4 Lysol 2018-03-16 00:58
The corrupt regime might be encouraging foreigners to come here for euthanasia to earn money.

There are so many foreigners dying in Uganda of late. Not good for tourism.

On the other hand there are a lot going on with the dying regime. Always take care of yourself in any shithole country.
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0 #5 EkFlyer 2018-03-17 21:07
It is confirmed that this was suicide and not a mistake. Doors should never be opened without stairs or bridge attached.

This may be the first public suicide of an Emirates crew but not the first suicide. As a former employee I can attest that they are under an incredible amount of pressure and a lot of them suffer from unchecked depression.

May she rest in peace and I hope something changes within Emirates so this doesn't happen again...
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