AI air hostess falls off aircraft at Mumbai airport, hospitalised

New Delhi, Oct 15: A 53-year-old air hostess suffered serious injuries after falling off an Air India aircraft which was getting ready for departure for New Delhi from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, a source said on Monday.

Harsha Lobo, 53, is in hospital with multiple fractures. She fell off while "closing the door of the aircraft" before take-off, the airline said in a statement. The airlines is investigating the reasons behind this accident.The incident happened on Air India flight AI 864 operating on Mumbai-Delhi route, according to the airline source."The woman crew member was closing the door for the push back when she fell from the aircraft, " the source said.She has been admitted to Nanavati Hospital.Air India spokesperson was not immediately available for comments.  --