A Flight Attendant Fell From the Open Door of an Airbus A320 When the Mobile Steps Were Driven Away

A Flight Attendant Fell From the Open Door of an Airbus A320 When the Mobile Steps Were Driven Away

November 17, 2020

Finnair flight attendant was seriously injured after he fell around three and a half metres (approximately 11.5 feet) from the open door of an Airbus A320 aircraft when the mobile steps attached to the rear left-hand door were suddenly driven away. Accident investigators released their final report into the January 13 incident on Wednesday, concluding a lack of communication between flight attendants was most likely to blame for the accident.

Finnair flight AY450 from Oulu to Helsinki had arrived without incident and passengers had disembarked via mobile stairs onto a waiting bus a short time before the accident. A flight attendant at the back of the plane gave an ‘Okay’ sign to the driver of the bus and then closed the rear left-hand door to keep the cold out.

At this point, the bus would normally drive away and the mobile steps would be removed from the rear doors. But on that morning, another aircraft was taxiing nearby and the bus driver and mobile steps had been instructed to wait a few minutes.

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