2 Air India Planes Hit By Turbulence in a week, Cabin Crew Injured


New Delhi, Sep 22: An Air India plane carrying 172 passengers suffered “minor” damages after it hit air turbulence on Friday on the way to Kochi from Thiruvananthapuram, but landed safely, an official said on Saturday.

Two Air India planes were struck by intense turbulence this week, damaging the aircraft and in one case, injuring the cabin crew.

Air India plane from Delhi to Thiruvanathanpuram, via Kochi with 172 passengers on board was hit by the turbulence on Friday. Air India’s flight AI 048 hit air turbulence when it was on the way from Kochi to Trivandrum. The plane landed safely and none of the passengers were injured but the aircraft suffered damage

Air India plane from Delhi to Vijayawada encountered turbulence on September 17. The Airbus A320 aircraft, caught in a thunderstorm, suffered damages while the cabin crew sustained injured, news agency ANI reported.

Photos on social media reveal the extent of the damage to the plane.

Air India has started the investigation in the matter, ANI reported.

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