Airline says flight attendant injured in Brussels attack recovering
Nidhi Chaphekar, a 40-year-old Jet Airways flight attendant from Mumbai, right, and another unidentified woman after being wounded in Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after explosions were heard Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Ketevan Kardava / Georgian Public Broadcaster)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, March 25, 2016 3:04AM EDT
NEW DELHI - An Indian flight attendant who was injured in the Brussels airport blasts is in stable condition and recovering, her airline Jet Airways said Friday.
Nidhi Chaphekar suffered burns and fractured her foot in the explosions on Tuesday. She has been treated at a hospital near Brussels.
"The doctor has confirmed that Nidhi is in stable condition and not in coma," Jet Airways said in a statement. "She is resting and under sedation for her comfort."
A photograph of Chaphekar taken right after the airport blasts has become an iconic image of the attacks. It showed the 40-year-old mother of two sitting dazed and bloodied, with her bright yellow uniform ripped.
Chaphekar's husband, who flew from Mumbai to Paris and travelled by road to Brussels, was at the hospital with her.
Meanwhile, the airline flew out the passengers who were stuck in Brussels after the attacks. Some passengers returned to Delhi early Friday, while others left for Newark from Amsterdam.
Tuesday's bombings in the Brussels airport and subway killed 31 people and wounded 270.