Here's how 3 passengers of Air India injured due to turbulence

Marco Green
April 23, 2018

Pilot commanding the Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner that hit severe air turbulence between Amritsar and New Delhi on Thursday reportedly had "never seen anything like this ever".

The three passengers who were injured were not seriously hurt but were treated upon landing for minor injuries.

A 50-second long video clip of happenings inside that flight that has gone viral shows an air hostess trying to fix the window panel that came off and pacifying an elderly woman passenger seated on that particular window seat.

A research has now been launched by aviation regulator that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and also the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) to the Air India accessoire. The aircraft, which was flying from Amritsar in Punjab and had over 240 passengers on board, was also damaged.

The turbulence level was so high that a passenger bumped his head against an overhead cabin. The aircraft experienced high-level turbulence for 10-15 minutes.

TERRIFIED passengers had been left fearing for his or her lives when turbulence cracked a jet's window - hours after a girl died after she was sucked out of one other aircraft. Passengers had a hard time mid-air as the overhead luggage bins opened and some baggage fell. A few oxygen masks also dropped from the overhead panel during this period. There has been no official statement from Air India about the incident.

Reports have said that one of the passengers was injured as he was not wearing his seatbelt. Later, they took their connecting flights for onward journey, they added.

In October 2014, a Singapore Airlines flight was hit by sudden turbulence when it was descending to land in Mumbai, injuring 22 passengers and crew. The incident has been described as a "freak kind of severe turbulence".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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