Thursday, May 25, 2023

Air India Grounds 2 Pilots After Severe Turbulence On Delhi-Sydney Flight

Air India has derostered two pilots who operated the Delhi-Sydney flight that had encountered severe turbulence, leaving at least seven passengers with a minor sprain earlier this month.

They have been taken off flying duty till the completion of the internal investigations.

The B787-800 aircraft VT-ANY operating flight AI-302, which had taken off from the national capital on May 16, encountered severe turbulence mid-air. There were around 224 passengers onboard the plane.

"Pilots operating AI 302 from Delhi to Sydney of 16th May 2023 have been taken off from flying duties until internal investigations are complete.

"As per findings of the preliminary inquiry, all the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) laid down for such events were adhered to in this case," Air India said on Thursday in response to a query from PTI.

The plane landed safely in Sydney on May 17.

25/05/2023 PTI/NDTV

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