NEW DELHI: Air India flight with 240 passengers on board on Thursday experienced severe turbulence and three passengers sustained minor injuries.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner (VT-ANI) was flying from Amritsar to Delhi had a turbulent flight for 10 to 15 minutes during the climb phase from 8,000 feet to 21,000 feet, reported The Times of India.
A window panel also fell off.
“The inside of a window panel (18-A) came off. The outside window did not break and there was no de-pressurization. Passengers were naturally terrified,” TOI quoted sources as saying.
Severe turbulence injures 3, damages panels on Air India flight pic.twitter.com/l6B142V5oj
— ClapperBoard Picture (@BoardClapper) April 22, 2018
According to reports, one of the passengers was injured as he was not wearing his seatbelt.
“The turbulence on AI 462 was such that the head of a seated passenger, who possibly did not have his seatbelt fastened, hit the overhead cabin because of a bump. The person suffered injuries. Two more had minor injuries,” the sources told TOI.
Meanwhile, Directorate General of Civil Aviation has initiated a probe in this regard.
#WATCH Air India flight from Amritsar to Delhi experienced severe turbulence and three passengers sustained minor injuries. A window panel also fell off. DGCA begins probe (19.4.18) pic.twitter.com/WBp0v56oTy
— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2018