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A video shows an airport worker falling out of an Airbus A320 when someone moved the airstairs — highlighting a lapse in following safety rules

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A video shows an airport worker falling out of an Airbus A320 when someone moved the airstairs — highlighting a lapse in following safety rules
  • An airport worker fell out of an Airbus A320 in Indonesia.
  • A video of the incident shows staff breaking safety rules by removing the airstairs with the door open.

A video shows the frightening moment an airport worker fell out of an Airbus A320.

The man is seen looking back at the plane, apparently talking to the crew on board, as other staff move the airstairs away from the plane, which sports the livery of Indonesian airline Transnusa.

He appeared to presume the stairs were still there. He stepped backward out of the open door and fell to the tarmac.

The video shows a clear lapse in following safety rules. Ground workers are not supposed to move the airstairs while a plane's door is still open.

Details of the incident are sparse.

Citing an unnamed source, Airlive.net reported that the worker wasn't seriously injured and received immediate treatment.

Newsflare reported that the incident occurred on Tuesday in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and that the worker had just finished pre-flight checks. The flight departed 50 minutes late, it added.

TransNusa has started an investigation into the incident, per Newsflare.

The airstairs bear the logo of JAS Airport Services, a company that provides ground-handling services to airports and airlines in Indonesia.

TransNusa is a small regional airline first founded in 2005. It stopped operations in 2020 due to the pandemic but was relaunched in 2022.

TransNusa and JAS Airport Services did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider.



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