Several passengers injured in severe turbulence after Delhi-Sydney Air India flight

Several passengers on board the Delhi-Sydney Air India flight on Tuesday suffered injuries due to severe mid-air turbulence. The injured passengers received medical attention on arrival at Sydney Airport. No passenger was admitted to the hospital.

According to DGCA sources, seven passengers were reported to have minor sprains following the commotion. Air India cabin crew provided first aid to the injured passengers with the assistance of an on-board doctor and nurse.

In a similar incident, 12 passengers were injured after a Mumbai-Durgapur SpiceJet flight encountered “severe turbulence” during descent in May last year. One of the passengers injured during the unrest died several months later. According to a PTI report, 48-year-old Akbar Ansari was on ventilator support for a month before succumbing to his injuries in September 2022.

A private jet collided with severe turbulence over New England in the US, killing a rare passenger and forcing the plane to be diverted to another airport in Connecticut in March this year.

According to a report by the Associated Press, there were five people aboard the Bombardier executive jet that experienced turbulence while traveling from Keene, New Hampshire, to Leesburg, Virginia. The jet was owned by Connexon, a company based in Kansas City, Missouri.