Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Sydney-bound passengers injured after mid-air turbulence on Air-India flight

Several passengers on board a Delhi-Sydney Air India flight sustained injuries after the aircraft encountered severe turbulence mid-air on Tuesday, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said today.

The incident took place on the flight on Tuesday (May 16) and the injured passengers received medical assistance on arrival at the Sydney airport. No passenger was hospitalised, the DGCA said.

"Air India B787-800 aircraft VT-ANY operating flight AI-302 (Delhi-Sydney) encountered severe turbulence. During flight seven passengers reported minor sprains," DGCA told ANI.

The Cabin crew administered emergency first aid to those injured on the flight.

"Cabin crew provided the first aid with the assistance of a doctor and a nurse travelling as passengers, using the onboard first aid kit," the regulator told ANI.

The turbulence was so severe that multiple injuries were reported by passengers at the Sydney airport, where the airport manager extended medical assistance.

"Air India Airport manager at Sydney arranged medical assistance on arrival and only three passengers availed of the medical assistance. No hospitalisation was required," the DGCA told ANI.

There has been no comment by Air India on the incident so far.

17/05/2023 ANI/Economic Times

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