Three injured on Air India flight as another plane window detaches

Watch Here’s how 3 passengers of Air India injured due to turbulence

Watch Here’s how 3 passengers of Air India injured due to turbulence

Passengers aboard Air India are coming to terms with a severe turbulence which left three injured and jet's window cracked.

Footage shows a flight attendant pushing the internal window panel back into place and reassuring an audibly distressed passenger at the window seat. "Passengers were naturally terrified".

Three passengers were injured in what is being described as a "freak kind of severe turbulence".

Indian governmental bodies the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board said they are investigating.

Recently, there was a shocking incident on a domestic American airline: after an engine burst, the shrapnel had shattered an aircraft window and a woman passenger was nearly sucked out. The video also shows two overhead oxygen masks dangling from overhead module, having fallen when the Dreamliner hit turbulence.

The duration of Amristar-Delhi flight is about 35 minutes and on April 19, the AI 462 flight was full with over 240 passengers, another official said.

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The plane, a six-year-old Boeing 787 Dreamliner, had taken off from Amritsar on Thursday at 2.50pm.

There was no official statement from Air India about the incident.

It comes after a banking executive was killed after nearly being sucked out of her Southwest Airlines flight window following a midair explosion.

It lasted nearly half of the 30-minute journey with the strongest tremors lasting 10-12 minutes, according to officials. The engine cracked and a piece of shrapnel came through the aircraft window causing a loss of cabin pressure. While the injured were attended to by the aircraft's emergency response team, upon landing, they were rushed to the nearest hospital. One of the overhead panels was covered in cracks. Three passengers were treated for minor injuries on arrival.

The turbulence caused the inner window panel near seat 18-A to come off, but there was no loss of cabin pressure as the outside window did not break, the report said citing sources.

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