Severe turbulence hits Air India’s Delhi-Sydney flight; 7 passengers injured

  • DGCA said that several passengers were injured on board a Delhi-Sydney Air India flight after the aircraft encountered severe turbulence mid-air. Seven passengers reported minor sprains and no hospitalisation was required.

Livemint, Edited By Karishma Pranav Bhavsar
Updated17 May 2023, 10:10 PM IST
The injured passengers received medical assistance on arrival at Sydney airport. (Image: Reuters)
The injured passengers received medical assistance on arrival at Sydney airport. (Image: Reuters)

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that several passengers were injured on board a Delhi-Sydney Air India flight after the aircraft encountered severe turbulence mid-air.

As per DGCA, Air India B787-800 aircraft VT-ANY operating flight AI-302 from Delhi-Sydney encountered severe turbulence on May 16.   

The injured passengers received medical assistance on arrival at the Sydney airport. It was also stated that seven passengers reported minor sprains and no hospitalisation was required. 

"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. 

Earlier this month, a woman passenger on-board Air India flight from Nagpur to Mumbai was bitten by a scorpion. The passenger was attended by the doctors and was subsequently admitted to hospital for treatment, the airline had added.

(With inputs from ANI)

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First Published:17 May 2023, 10:10 PM IST
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