Finnair crew member 'seriously injured,' taken to hospital after fall from plane door

January 16, 2020


Source: David Oliver via USA TODAY

A Finnair crew member was "seriously injured" and taken to the hospital after falling from a parked aircraft's back door and onto the station platform, according to the airline.

The incident occurred on Monday, following a flight from Oulu, Finland, to Helsinki.

"On Finnair flight AY450 from Oulu to Helsinki … a crew member was involved in a serious occupational accident," according to Mari Rouvi, a Finnair spokesperson. "The crew member fell from the aircraft back door to the station platform. The employee was seriously injured and transported to a hospital." USA TODAY reached out to Helsinki Airport, which deferred questions to Finnair.

"This is a rare and very unfortunate event," Rouvi added, saying the airline couldn't comment further due to privacy reasons.

The Safety Investigation Authority, Finland's accident investigation authority, is investigating.

"Finnair takes all occupational safety issues seriously and will investigate the events leading to this occurrence to ensure this will not happen again," Rouvi added. 

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