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Ryanair B738, flight attendant fell from aircraft

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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-DLD performing flight FR-967 from Gothenburg Saeve (Sweden) to London Stansted,EN (UK), was preparing for delayed departure, the delay due to late arrival of the aircraft, the passengers had boarded and the stairs had just been pulled back from the aircraft doors, when a flight attendant fell out of the rear door of the aircraft about 3 meters/10 feet down onto the apron

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in my days at ground handling i always told people not to remove the stairs before doors are closed

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@ cnc

Sometimes a door can only be closed when the stairs are removed, but yes, wise words!

"After a number of passengers voluntarily abandoned the flight (avherald) "

I guess that was because there were too many passangers on board, now that they had 1 flight attendant less?

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Ryanair B738, flight attendant fell from aircraft

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Yes you need 1 attendant for every 50 pax.

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Charlie Roy wrote:Yes you need 1 attendant for every 50 pax.
I am following the discussion now on avherald. Some say it's about the pax, others say its about the number of seats .....

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http://www.rtl.be/info/monde/internatio ... -son-avion

Last month, it was a Belgian pilot for Onur Air that was killed trying to close the door of an A300 at Amman.

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The stairs had been removed and the door to the plane was closed. What made her open the door we don’t know. I find it hard to believe that she took a step out, it is more likely that the door flew open while she was holding the handle. It is rather windy today,” said Nyberg to TT.

The woman sustained injuries to her head and was bleeding when the ambulance came to pick her up, according to the passenger. According to Nyberg, she was able to answer questions asked by the medical staff but had no further information about her status
Hopefully she'll recover and get back to work again.

http://www.thelocal.se/40712/20120508/

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Not sure about the Irish legislation, but in Belgium the number of pax would count.
You need, as was said, 1 Cabin Crew Member per started 50 pax (51 pax => 2 CCM).
If you fly a 747-400, or any other airliner, completely empty, you don't need any CCMs at all.(Again, under the Belgian legislation)
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I tought the required cabin crew are for the amount of seats,
but in case something happens they can leave with only 3 cabin crew if you have 1ccm per 50 pax
if it would have happened at a base they would have taken a ccm on standby

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That's correct, but the only reason it's legally required is to be ready for last minute changes. If there wouldn't be anyone available, you should be able to do the flight legally, with a max. of 50 pax per CCM on both legs.

It's not like they dispatch us with 3 CCMs on a 737-800 when there are less than 150 pax on the in- and outbound leg.
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Paramedics took the injured crew member to hospital where she was treated for her injuries before being later released.

A spokesman for Ryanair said that the woman would return to work in the next few days.

He added: "Ryanair is relieved and pleased to report that the cabin crew member who fell from the rear door of the aircraft in Gothenburg yesterday appears to have suffered no injury and is expected to return to work in the coming days
Glad to hear she can give the pre-flight safety demonstration as before. :roll:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ry ... ies-826729

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