In a nightmare for over 240 air passengers, an Air India flight from Amristar to the national capital last week experienced turbulence leaving at least three people with minor injuries and causing a window panel inside the aircraft to break away, according to four airline officials.
Three passengers were injured after Delhi-bound flight hit turbulence. The video shows the inner layer of a passenger window having come loose while two overhead oxygen masks appear to have fallen when the Dreamliner hit turbulence. "Air India and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing it", The Times of India quoted a senior Air India official as saying. The overhead panel cover of a seat also reportedly got cracks. It also informed the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board.
Dramatic footage inside the plane shows an air hostess attempting to fix the damaged window panel in front of scared passengers.
A 35-second video clip, purportedly shot inside the flight AI 462, has surfaced on Sunday, three days after the April 19 turbulence.
The Air India aircraft was rocked by turbulence shortly after take-off because the aircraft reached 15,000ft after which lasted almost half of its journey.
TERRIFIED passengers had been left fearing for his or her lives when turbulence cracked a jet's window - hours after a girl died after she was sucked out of one other aircraft.
Harpreet AD Singh, the Head of Flight Safety at Air India: "We want to get to the bottom of the severe turbulence to try and understand what happened". Cracks also emerged on the overhead panel cover of seat 12-U. "They are all fine and took their connecting flights after getting the first aid".
She was rushed to hospital immediately after hero pilot Tammie Jo Shults took the plane into a sharp descent and made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport at 11.27am.