SpiceJet Passengers Had A Close Encounter With Mid-Air Turbulence On May 1

A SpiceJet flight operating from Mumbai to Durgapur in West Bengal encountered severe turbulence while landing at Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in West Bengal’s Durgapur on Sunday. The turbulence started due to a storm that locals call Kalbaishakhi. It left 14 passengers and three cabin crew members injured.

HIGHLIGHTS

SpiceJet flight landed safely after encountering severe turbulence Passengers were injured due to luggage falling over them and colliding with the aircraft roof and windows Video of the incident shows the aircraft floor littered with belongings of the passengers. The injured were rushed to the hospital for treatment

How The Turbulence Started?

Turbulence Started

Everything was right with SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur until it reached the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in West Bengal. Suddenly a powerful storm engulfed the aircraft and it started hobbling. Passengers had their belts tied but those were broken by the turbulence.

The luggage kept overhead started falling over the passengers and hit many of them on their heads. The cabin crew tried their best to keep the aircraft stable and land safely but they couldn’t. The best thing they could do is to land with minimum injuries to the passengers and … Read the rest