Emirates Airlines Crew Member Jumps from Emergency Door

The injured crew member lying on the ground

It happened as an Emirates flight was preparing for passengers headed to Dubai to board at Entebbe International Airport.

The exact cause of the incident was not yet clear, but some eye witnesses cited possible suicide.

Francis Sekandi, the spokesman for the Kisubi hospital where the female crew member was taken for emergency treatment following the fall on Wednesday, confirmed her death.

A gruesome image published in some Uganda news outlets and on social media purportedly showed the woman, wearing an Emirates uniform, lying face down on the tarmac, a stream of blood forming around her head.

"She had been seen holding what looked like a glass bottle under her chin before she made the fall", a witness was quoted to have said.

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"Her knees were shattered, and body cut with broken glass from a bottle she jumped with", a witness at the airport said.

A spokesman for Emirates said: 'A member of our cabin crew unfortunately fell off from an open door while preparing the aircraft for boarding on flight EK 729.

A female member of Emirates Airlines is at a hospital in Entebbe after she jumped off her plane at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, yesterday.

According to CAA, the cabin crew member, it appears, opened the emergency door herself.

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