3 injured as Air India flight hits turbulence mid-air

Rodiano Bonacci
Aprile 22, 2018

An Air India flight from Amritsar to Delhi experienced a severe turbulence last week leaving at least three passengers with minor injuries.

The DGCA has ordered an investigation into the incident and also informed the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board.

Financial Express quoted reports as saying the turbulence level that AI 462 - a Boeing 787 Dreamliner (VTANI) - faced was so high that a passenger bumped his head against an overhead cabin. The overhead panel cover of a seat also reportedly got cracks.

Representational image. Air India aircraft photographed at Mumbai International Airport.

A purported 50-second long video clip of happenings inside that flight showed an air hostess trying to fix the window panel that came off and pacifying an elderly woman passenger seated on that particular window seat. The officials said the flight experienced turbulence soon after take-off when the altitude was around 15,000 feet due to bad weather. "Air India and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing it".

The incident took place on April 19, and since then many users have uploaded videos in regards to the situation on social media. The outside window did not break and there was no de-pressurization. Two passengers suffered minor injuries. The passenger whose head hit the overhead panel got stitches.

According to an agency report, the three passengers were taken to hospital on their arrival in the capital. They are all fine and took their connecting flights after getting the first aid.

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