An air hostess on the staff list of Emirates Airline who was reported to have fallen from the plane in Uganda has been reported dead.
The air hostess, Elena Vassileva, 46, was reported to have fallen from the plane on Thursday after a reported verbal altercation with other crew members.
The Bulgarian national and an Emirates air hostess was on board the flight EK730 prepared to fly to Dubai from Entebbe but was reported to have fallen off the parked plane via the emergency door at the Entebbe airport in Uganda
The matter has however been taken up by the Ugandan police alongside the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the country as the fall and death were reported to have been suspicious given the confusing circumstances surrounding the air hostess’ death.
Following her fall, it was gathered that she came up badly injured as she suffered life-threatening injuries with pictures of her crumpled and bleeding on the tarmac.
Emirates has however failed to confirm the air hostess’ death as the airline claim she is being treated.
Spokesperson for the airline stated: “We can confirm that a member of our cabin crew unfortunately fell off from an open door while preparing the aircraft for boarding on flight EK729 from Entebbe on 14 March. The injured crew member was brought to the nearest hospital.
“We are providing all possible support and care for the affected crew, and will extend our full co-operation to the authorities in their investigation.”
However, Francis Sekandi, spokesman for the Kisubi hospital where the air hostess was rushed to confirmed her death.
She revealed on Thursday that the Bulgarian national was confirmed dead on arrival.
“We received her from the Civil Aviation Authority in an ambulance, but she was already dead.”