Delhi-bound Air India flight experiences turbulence, 3 injured

Delhi-bound Air India flight experiences turbulence, 3 injured

Delhi-bound Air India flight experiences turbulence, 3 injured

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

A senior official of Air India told in Times of India report, "This was a freak high level turbulence". Besides Air India, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board are probing the incident. A window panel also fell off. The video shows the inner layer of a passenger window having come loose while two overhead oxygen masks appear to have fallen when the Dreamliner hit turbulence.

The flight from Amristar to Delhi was exclusively purported to final round 30 minutes, with turbulence hitting the aircraft quickly after take-off on account of unhealthy climate.

The newest emergency - on board that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner - left lots of those 240 travellers on board in tears and praying for help.

The nightmare flight - from Amristar to Delhi in India - was hit by the turbulence shortly after take-off at 15,000ft.

The strong gusts knocked the plane for around 10 to 12 minutes, according to officials.


The government expects this to allay concerns of potential suitors about the bidding condition, which mandates operating Air India at arm's length for three years.

The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 saw its left engine explode, causing a window to smash mid-flight.

"The outside window die not break and there was no de-pressurisation". One of the overhead panels was covered in cracks.

In October 2014, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A-380 encountered a similar situation while descending to land at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Following a safe landing in Delhi, the three injured passengers were taken to hospital, the newspaper reported.

Footage taken by a passenger shows fear spread throughout the cabin as an air hostess tries to fix a window panel back onto the wall in front of terrified passengers.

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