Emirates Cabin Crew Member Commits Suicide At Entebbe International Airport

March 15, 2018 Africa , News , OPINION/NEWS

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Gloria Nakiyimba



An Air hostess with Emirates Airways has committed suicide at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport.


The lady, identified only as Ellena, a Bulgarian National, jumped from the plane through the emergency exit.


The incident happened Wednesday afternoon as Emirates prepared to take off for its return journey to Dubai. Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said the female cabin crew member was rushed to Kisubi hospital in Entebbe but died shortly after arrival.


According to eye witnesses she was holding a glass before she jumped from the Emirates flight EK 730. She crushed her head on the runway and suffered broken limbs. Her motive is still a mystery.


The Public affairs officer at Civil Aviation Authority Vianney Luggya confirmed that the incident happened Wednesday afternoon.





Gloria Nakiyimba

Gloria has experience spanning more than five years in Journalism, particularly in field reporting, editing, newscasting and management. She is currently working with Capital Radio Limited [91.3 Capital FM and 96.3 Beat FM] as Head of News, a position she has held since 2010.

Gloria previously worked as the Kampala Correspondent for Radio France International [RFI] generating local story leads with international inference for RFI’s global audience. She also served as Political Editor for The Weekly Mail Newspaper as well as Online Content Editor for the California based Ugandan broadcaster KubutakaRadio.com.

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