An Air India flight attendant has been injured after falling from the door of a parked aeroplane at India’s Mumbai airport.

Harsha Lobo was preparing the flight for boarding to Delhi on Monday morning when the incident happened.

Ms Lobo, 52, suffered a fracture and other injuries and has been taken to a hospital.

Air India, the country’s national carrier, said in a statement that it was investigating the incident.

“In an unfortunate incident, one of our cabin crew (members), Harsha Lobo, fell down on the tarmac from the Boeing-777 aircraft door while closing it,” the airline said.

Doctors attended to Ms Lobo at the Mumbai airport before sending her to the hospital.

“She is conscious and well-oriented but has sustained compound (open) fracture of right lower leg bones and multiple blunt injuries,” an airport official was quoted as saying by The Hindu newspaper.

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