At least 12 passengers suffered injuries when a SpiceJet aircraft flying from Mumbai to Durgapur encountered severe turbulence during descent on Sunday.
At least 12 passengers suffered injuries when a SpiceJet aircraft flying from Mumbai to Durgapur encountered severe turbulence during descent on Sunday. According to the SpiceJet spokesperson, a SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG- 945 from Mumbai to Durgapur met with severe turbulence on Sunday evening. However, the flight landed safely at Durgapur airport, and the injured passengers have been taken to hospital, the SpiceJet spokesperson said.
Today SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur encountered severe turbulence during descent which unfortunately resulted in injuries to a few passengers. Immediate medical assistance was provided upon arrival in Durgapur,” SpiceJet spokesperson said according to ANI. “SpiceJet expresses its regret at this unfortunate incident and is providing all possible medical help to the injured,” the spokesperson added.
One of the passengers in the SpiceJet SG- 945 flight from Mumbi to Durgapur, Akbar Ansary narrated his ordeal to ANI and said, “The flight was about to land at Durgapur airport when the aircraft began to hobble as the flight experienced massive turbulence following extreme bad weather.” He further added, “Few passengers were severely injured during this major mid-air turbulence.”
Speaking about the bad weather in Durgapur, SpiceJet on Sunday tweeted, “Due to bad weather in Durgapur (RDP), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected. Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via.”