Air India Dreamliner's window panel falls off mid-flight

24 April, 2018, 04:40 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Besides Air India aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Aircraft Accident Investigation Board are probing the incident which happened on April 19 soon after the flight took off from Amristar

Dramatic footage contained in the aircraft exhibits an air hostess trying to fix the broken window panel in entrance of scared passengers.

Three passengers have been injured on a flight in India that experienced terrible turbulence. This led to one passenger hit his head to the overhead cabin because of bump, while two other passengers suffered minor injuries as the window panel came off.

"This was a freak high level turbulence".

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) did not respond to a request for comment. In the video, a woman wearing what appears to be an Air India flight attendant uniform presses the inside window panel back into place, as an onlooking passenger appears visibly upset.

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Turbulence trashed the Air India airplane right after take off since the plane lasted almost 1 / 2 its journey and reached 15,000 feet.

The incident happened on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (VTANI) soon after the flight took off from Amristar.

The incident comes on the heels of a woman dying of her injuries after she was partially pulled through a broken window on Southwest Airlines flight 1380.

The strong gusts knocked the plane for around 10 to 12 minutes, according to officials.

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More than 240 passengers were onboard the Air India plane with the footage showing the aftermath of the terrifying ordeal.

"Our emergency response and angels took care of the three injured passengers who were taken to a hospital on landing in Delhi". One of the overhead panels was covered in cracks.

The turbulence caused the inner window panel near seat 18-A to come off, but there was no loss of cabin pressure as the outside window did not break, the report said citing sources.

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