Window Falls Apart During Air India Plane Turbulence, Injuring Three People

A preliminary analysis suggests there is no structural damage to the aircraft

A preliminary analysis suggests there is no structural damage to the aircraft

The video, captured from within the plane during the period of turbulence, shows a terrified woman sat in her seat as one of the plane's air hostesses trying to fix the broken window panel.

An Air India official confirmed three passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries caused due to violent turbulence. Three passengers sustained minor injuries in the flight and some overhead oxygen masks also got deployed.

The incident has been described as a "freak kind of severe turbulence".

Besides Air India, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) are probing the incident, which happened on April 19 soon after the flight took off from Amristar, one of the officials said.

The 50-second footage opens with a stewardess surreally holding the fugitive window panel, which she then fumblingly replaces in its frame.

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Senior Air India air safety experts looking into the incident said "clear air turbulence appears to the preliminary cause", according to NDTV.

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In October 2014, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A-380 encountered a similar situation while descending to land at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Two others suffered minor injuries. Hit by sudden turbulence, 22 passengers and crew onboard the Airbus A-380 had been injured.

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