The Ural Airlines aircraft was preparing to depart to Perm when it was hit by a catering truck on its tail, which resulted in the attendant losing her balance.
The flight attendant of a Russia-bound aircraft at Dubai International Airport fell from the door of the plane on to the tarmac when a catering truck hit the aircraft.
The attendant, identified as Marina Zhelyamova, 37, was rushed to the hospital and her condition is stable.
The Ural Airlines aircraft was preparing to depart to Perm when it was hit by a catering truck on its tail, which resulted in the attendant losing her balance and falling off.
The impact damaged the aircraft and the flight was delayed by more than 13 hours.
A spokesperson for Emirates Flight Catering said: “At 0455 hours February 17, an Emirates Flight Catering hi-loader made impact with the Ural Airlines aircraft operating as flight 6806 at Dubai International Airport.”
“Our vehicle was starting the positioning process to service the rear galley when the incident occurred. Unfortunately one of the airline’s flight attendants was hurt during the incident and received medical attention. A company representative visited her in hospital and provided support to ensure she was well cared for. We cannot comment further at this stage as the matter is currently under investigation with the authorities,” the spokesperson added.