Durgapur: Terrifying images have emerged inside the SpiceJet flight from Mumbai that experienced extreme air turbulence on its approach to the Durgapur airport in West Bengal on Sunday evening.
As the plane passed through the bumpy part, moments of fear were captured on camera, with items spilled on the cabin’s floor and oxygen masks dropped. The cabin bags also tumbled on the passengers.
As many as 17 people injured that include 14 passengers and three cabin crew. Sources said few of them suffered head injuries According to the aviation authority, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), some of them sustained head injuries and required sutures. A spinal injury has been reported by one of the passengers.
According to a SpiceJet spokesperson, the passengers were offered medical care as soon as they arrived in Durgapur.
“During the landing, there were three jerks. It was more intense than what you would experience in a car “said a passenger.
SpiceJet apologised for the incident.
“On May 1, a SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft flying SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur experienced extreme turbulence during descent, resulting in injuries to a few passengers,” a SpiceJet representative stated.
According to the DGCA, teams are being delegated to conduct regulatory investigations. HN Mishra, Director of Air Safety, will investigate the event. The medical reports of individuals who were hurt are still being awaited.