Chinese flight attendant injured after falling out of plane

Woman thought to have been hurt while trying to close aircraft door at Shenzhen airport, newspaper reports

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 October, 2017, 11:32am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 October, 2017, 5:26pm

A China Eastern Airlines flight attendant was injured after falling out of an aircraft at Shenzhen airport, according to a newspaper report.

The woman is thought to have been hurt while trying to close an aircraft door as the plane was preparing to take off on a flight to Kunming and Tengchong in Yunnan province, Legal Daily reported.

The woman fell nearly three metres and was treated in hospital for bone fractures and bruises, the paper said.

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The aircraft eventually took off on Monday afternoon after a near two-hour delay.

An unnamed member of staff at the airport was quoted as saying the woman was found on the airport tarmac by mechanics helping to prepare the aircraft for its flight.

The report said two flight attendants usually had to be present to follow procedure in closing an aircraft door before take-off.