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Video: India investigates severe turbulence on SpiceJet flight that left 15 injured

Airline says seat belt sign was on, passengers were asked to remain seated on the Mumbai-Durgapur flight



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By PTI

Published: Mon 2 May 2022, 12:19 PM

Last updated: Mon 2 May 2022, 12:22 PM

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday said it has instituted a multidisciplinary team to probe the severe turbulence incident on SpiceJet’s Mumbai-Durgapur flight that left 15 people injured.

SpiceJet on Monday said the seat belt sign was on and multiple announcements were made by crew members asking passengers to remain seated on its Mumbai-Durgapur flight on Sunday.

A total of 15 people, including 12 passengers and three cabin crew members, were injured in this flight due to severe turbulence, said officials of the DGCA.

The aviation regulator's chief Arun Kumar told PTI, “We have deputed a multidisciplinary team to carry out regulatory investigation (into this incident).”

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On Monday, a SpiceJet spokesperson said, “Eleven passengers travelling on SpiceJet flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur on May 1, which encountered severe turbulence during descent which unfortunately resulted in injuries to a few passengers, were hospitalised.”

Eight of those hospitalised have been discharged so far, the spokesperson added.


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