In a sad turn of events an Emirates flight attendant opened the emergency exit door and jumped out of a plane at Entebbe International Airport (Uganda) on 14 March 2018.
The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, reg A6-EGU, flight EK730, which was scheduled to depart Entebbe Airport to Dubai, was being prepared for departure, at 3:15 pm, local time, when one of the flight attendants opened the back door and jumped off the plane.
An eye witness said that she placed a glass bottle under her neck to have her throat sliced on impact with the ground to kill herself. She was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital. There are conflicting reports as to whether the cabin crew member has died or remains in a critical condition in hospital.
” It is now understood that the crew member of Bulgarian descent had been working as a flight attendant with Emirates for a number of years and had been promoted to on-board cabin supervisor. We have decided not to share further personal details of the crew member to maintain her privacy. Emirates has not yet publicly acknowledged the incident and the official UAE news agency hasn’t covered the story at all. We reached out to Emirates for further information and to find out what they were doing to support the crew member and her family but unfortunately, the airline blocked our communication.” – reads as article from the UK Daily Mail newspaper.