After heavy turbulence rocked a SpiceJet flight during descent on Sunday, 14 passengers and three cabin crew members were hurt.
On Sunday evening, the SpiceJet Boeing B737 flight SG -945 was flying from Mumbai to Durgapur when it encountered extreme turbulence while landing at Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in Andal, West Burdwan, West Bengal. The jet, however, made a safe landing at Durgapur Airport.
One person has suffered serious injuries while were released after obtaining minor injuries care. The status of ten passengers is critical, but they are not in danger, according to medical officials.
The cause of the plane's being caught in the storm is being investigated. Following severe adverse weather, the plane suffered substantial mid-air turbulence.
The plane was about to land at Andal Airport when it began to sway and cabin bags began to fall on top of passengers due to severe turbulence.
Following the incident, the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) initiated a regulatory investigation into the SpiceJet aircraft turbulence incident on Monday morning.
An injured passenger, Akbar Ansari, told news agency ANI that the mid-air turbulence was caused by unusually severe weather.
“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. A Few passengers were severely injured during this major mid-air turbulence,” Ansari stated.