Air India Air Hostess Falls Off Aircraft, Hospitalised

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An Air India flight attendant was injured Monday after falling off an aircraft parked at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

The incident took place in the morning on the Air India's New Delhi-bound flight AI 864, it said. Air India advised that they had referred the incident to the Indian civil aviation authority, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

According to officials in Nanavati Super speciality hospital, the air hostess is undergoing a series of tests.

The woman is under observation and is being treated by Dr Prakash M Doshi, director of orthopedics and traumatology, Nanavati Hospital's Chief Operating Officer Dr Rajendra Patankar said.

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A "catastrophe" could have occurred if the flight had continued any longer, Hindustan Times reported. "An investigation will be carried out to determine the exact cause of the incident".

About three years ago, an Air India engineer had got sucked into an aircraft's engine at the Mumbai airport when the pilots started the engines prematurely after mistaking a signal.

The Air India Boeing 737 allegedly collided into an airport perimeter wall just after takeoff from Trichy Airport in Tamil Nadu, south India.

Also in September, an Air India aircraft landed on the wrong runway, which was under construction, posing a threat to the lives of 136 passengers and four crew members on board. A statement from Air India is awaited. Last month, passengers on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nose and ear bleeding when the crew "forgot" to maintain cabin pressure. "Lobo is conscious. She fell down while closing the door of B777 ER at 6.10 am on Monday".

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