MARTINIQUE FIRST – A 42-year-old air traffic control officer jumped from the Martinique Airport control tower at Lamentin this morning (Tuesday, December 27). She was sent to the CHU of Martinique.
The incident occurred around 6:20 am on Tuesday.
When the firefighters arrived, she was conscious and had fractures at both ankles, pelvis, head trauma and multiple fractures on the rest of the body.
The Civil Aviation Authority refused to comment, but staff at the airport were very shocked by the event.
The incident is being treated as a suspected suicide attempt, as the woman is said to have been going through personal difficulties and was suffering from depression.
Officials have been quoted as saying that the incident will have no impact on air traffic.
An investigation is currently underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident.