SpiceJet's Mumbai-Durgapur flight faces severe turbulence, 17 injured
At least 17 persons on SpiceJet's Mumbai-Durgapur flight were injured on Sunday when it faced severe turbulence during descent, sources said. The injured passengers have been taken to hospital, they said.
According to ndtv.com, the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a regulatory investigation into the incident. Out of the 17 injured, 3 were cabin crew members.
A SpiceJet spokesperson said, "On May 1, 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 the aircraft's arrival in Durgapur, the spokesperson said. "SpiceJet expresses its regret at this unfortunate incident and is providing all possible medical help to the injured," the spokesperson added.