- Pobeda Airlines, a low-cost airline based out of Russia that is part of Aeroloft Group, has apologised after a flight attendant dropped a child.
- The flight attendant was carrying the five-month-old girl down the steps of the aircraft while her mother carried their luggage.
- The child reportedly was not strapped into her carrier properly, unbeknownst to the flight attendant.
- The infant was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for a concussion and broken nose.
Pobeda Airlines, a low-cost airline based out of Russia that is part of Aeroloft Group, has apologised after a flight attendant dropped a child, as the Mirror first reported.
Upon landing at Russia’s Surgut Airport, a flight attendant offered to help a mother who was carrying luggage by taking her 5-month-old daughter off the plane, Yahoo Lifestyle reported.
But as the flight attendant, who has not been identified, was walking down the steps of the aircraft, the child slipped out of her carrier and fell onto the stairs. Unbeknownstowst to the flight attendant, the child was not properly strapped into the holster, which led to the fall, per Yahoo Lifestyle.
As she fell, the 5-month-old girl hit her head on the steps of the aircraft. Paramedics arrived on the scene and later took her to the hospital, where she was treated for a concussion and broken nose.
In a statement provided to Yahoo Lifestyle, the airline apologised for the incident.
“We are very sorry. The accident truly did happen,” a spokesperson said. “A very careful investigation is being conducted now, and we will inform about the details later. The air carrier will fully compensate all the expenses associated with the treatment of the child.”
A representative for the Aeroflot Group didn’t immediately return INSIDER’s request for comment.
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