A five-month-old infant was left with severe injuries after she was dropped by a member of cabin crew on a recent Pobeda Airlines service. The incident occurred after she came loose from her carrier while she was being conveyed by the staff member down the steps of the Boeing 737 in Surgut, Russia.
A five-month-old was left with severe head injuries after she was dropped by a member of cabin crew on a recent Pobeda Airlines flight, Fox News reports. The incident occurred upon landing in Surgut, Russia, as the infant was being carried by the member of staff down the steps of the Boeing 737 aircraft.
The outlet reports that the crew member had offered to alight with the five-month-old child to allow her mother to carry her luggage.
However, it is reported that as the crew member was making his way off of the plane, the infant somehow fell out of the carrier that was being used to convey her and subsequently hit her head on the steps of the craft.
The Mirror reports that the child was taken to a local hospital for treatment for a broken nose. It has also been stated that she sustained internal injuries as a result of the incident. The baby has undergone a medical assessment by a specialist.
According to The Mirror, an unidentified source with the carrier was quoted as saying that the crew member had “sincerely wanted to help the customer.” It has also been reported that the staff member attempted to visit the pair at the local hospital, but that he was denied access because of concerns over patient privacy.
A spokesperson for Pobeda, a low-cost subsidiary of Aeroflot, confirmed the incident in a statement to Yahoo, saying, “We are very sorry. The accident truly did happen. 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.”
[Source: Pobeda Airlines]