Israeli Woman Gravely Injured After Falling From Airplane

The Times of Israel reports: An Israeli woman was left in a serious condition after falling out of the doorway of a passenger jet during a chaotic evacuation when passengers became alarmed at smoke in the cabin and rushed to the emergency exits.

Dikla Abitbul, 38, a mother of two from the central city of Lod, was on a five-day holiday in Hungary organized by her work. She is being treated in a Budapest hospital, where she has been since the incident happened last Friday at the start of her return flight from Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Tel Aviv.

Abitbul’s mother, Riki Sapirin, told the Hebrew-language Ynet website that her daughter is sedated and on a respirator after having undergone surgery.

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