Jet crew member injured in Brussels terror attack returns home

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The Jet Airways attendant, who was wounded in the Brussels attacks and whose image was published in newspapers around the world, returned to Mumbai after spending more than 40 days at a Belgium hospital.
Sources said Nidhi Chaphekar arrived on a Jet Airways flight at 7am and was taken to the Breach Candy Hospital from the airport. Her husband and brother-in-law accompanied her back home.
Jet Airways spokesperson did not respond to queries about her recovery.
A photograph of a dazed Chaphekar taken right after the two massive suicide blasts that hit Zaventem Airport on March 22 became an iconic image of the attacks.
The photograph, shared by millions on social media, taken by local photojournalist Ketevan Kardava showed the 40-year-old mother of two in the tattered remains of her yellow Jet Airways uniform, missing a shoe and with blood running down her face.
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Chaphekar was being treated at Belgium’s Grande Hospital de Charleroi Hospital for 15% burns and a broken foot with medically approved ‘sedation’ for a painless recovery.
Her children would meet her for the first time since she was injured in the attacks, a relative said.
Three bombs had ripped through Brussels airport and a city metro station, leaving over 30 people dead and more than 250 wounded in coordinated strikes that came days after the prime suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in the city.


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