Air India Planes Damaged After Turbulence, Cabin Crew Injured
Two Air India flights this week suffered damage due to severe turbulence. The cabin crew was also injured in one of the flights, according to news agency ANI.
One flight, carrying 172 passengers suffered "minor" damages after it hit air turbulence on Friday, 20 September, on the way to Kochi from Thiruvananthapuram, but landed safely, news agency PTI reported on Saturday, citing officials.
No injury to any passenger or crew was reported on the Kochi to Thiruvananthapuram flight, the officials told PTI.
"Air India's Delhi-Trivandrum-Kochi flight A1467 hit air turbulence when it was on the way to Kochi from Trivandrum. Though no injury has been reported, the A321 aircraft suffered minor damages. It was grounded immediately after landing for inspection. Due to this, the return flight was delayed by nearly four hours," the official said, adding an investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, another Air India New Delhi-Vijaywada plane with 174 passengers was hit with severe bad weather. The crew on this plane also suffered minor injuries, the ANI report said. However, no passengers were reported injured in the incident.
When contacted, an Air India spokesperson said the matter was not reported to the airline, PTI reported.