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SpiceJet Mumbai-Durgapur flight turbulence: 13 flyers 'severely injured'; DGCA to probe incident

Passengers sustained injuries as cabin baggage fell on many of them, leading to head injuries to several flyers.

Paras Bisht Edited by: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 Durgapur Updated on: May 02, 2022 11:37 IST
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13 flyers 'severely injured' in SpiceJet Mumbai-Durgapur flight turbulence; DGCA to probe incident

Highlights

  • 13 passengers have sustained serious injuries
  • Airline said that it is "providing all possible medical help to the injured"
  • The matter has been reported to the aviation regulator DGCA

SpiceJet Mumbai-Durgapur flight turbulence: At least 13 passengers have sustained serious injuries after a SpiceJet flight operating from Mumbai to Durgapur in West Bengal encountered severe turbulence while landing on Sunday evening. The Boeing B737 aircraft operating as SpiceJet flight SG-945 were provided with immediate medical assistance upon arrival in Durgapur, and the airline said that it is "providing all possible medical help to the injured".

According to sources, passengers sustained injuries as cabin baggage fell on many of them, leading to head injuries to several flyers. However, the flight landed safely at Durgapur airport. The injured passengers were rushed to the hospital. The flight was about to land at Durgapur airport when the aircraft began to hobble as the flight experienced massive turbulence following extreme bad weather. SpiceJet has expressed its regret in a statement.

"SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur encountered severe turbulence during descent which unfortunately resulted in injuries to a few passengers. Immediate medical assistance was provided upon arrival in Durgapur," a SpiceJet spokesperson said. The matter has been reported to the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and a probe has begun. 

(ANI Inputs)

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