Monday, June 07, 2021

Vistara Kolkata flight turbulence: One flyer fractures hand, another suffers spinal injury

New Delhi: A passenger fractured her right hand and another received special injuries when a Vistara Mumbai-Kolkata flight on Monday encountered severe turbulence during descent. Both passengers were senior citizens.

Vistara's Boeing 737-8 (VT-TGE, that was in Jet Airways fleet) operating as UK 775 encountered severe turbulence between flight level 20,000 feet and 17,000 feet. While some passengers were injured, three of them had to be taken to hospital for check up.

“Anita Agarwal (61) who was on seat 39-D fractured her right hand. She is being shifted to Belle Vue Hospital. Timir Baran Das (77) who was on seat 26-A has received spinal ‘tenderness’ injury. He is admitted to Charnock Hospital. Sudip Roy (36), who was on seat 30-B, received minor cut on his forehead and was discharged after first aid,” said people in the know.

A Vistara spokesperson said: “Flight UK-775 operating Mumbai-Kolkata on Monday (June 7) encountered severe turbulence 15 minutes before landing. According to preliminary reports, the turbulence caused injuries to a few passengers, who were provided first aid during flight and immediate medical assistance upon arrival in Kolkata.”

“We are saddened by this unfortunate experience our customers had, and are closely monitoring the health status of those injured. We are investigating the incident on priority, and will share a further update at the earliest,” the airline said.

07/06/21 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment