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Severe turbulence hits Mumbai-Kolkata Vistara flight, 8 injured

“Three passengers after review at airport medical facility were taken to hospital. One passenger has been discharged while other two are under going X-ray diagnostic for any bone related injury,” sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

vistara airlines, vistara Mumbai-Kolkata flight, vistara Mumbai-Kolkata flight accident, Flight UK775 news, Flight UK775 vistara accident, indian express newsInjured passengers were provided first aid during flight and immediate medical assistance upon arrival in Kolkata, a spokesperson said. (Representational Image)

As many as eight passengers were injured on a Vistara flight from Mumbai to Kolkata on Monday, which encountered severe turbulence 15 minutes before landing. Of the eight, while five suffered only minor injuries, three were taken to the hospital.

“Three passengers after review at airport medical facility were taken to hospital. One passenger has been discharged while other two are under going X-ray diagnostic for any bone related injury,” sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

They added that while one of the passengers, a 61-year-old, received fracture in her right hand, another, aged 77, suffered spinal tenderness injury. The third passenger, aged 36, received minor cut on forehead and was released after being administered first-aid.

The flight UK775 was being operated on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft and was carrying 113 passengers on board. It departed from Mumbai at 1.48pm and arrived into Kolkata at 4.28pm

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“We are saddened by this unfortunate experience our customers had, and are closely monitoring the health status of those injured. We are investigating the incident on priority, and will share a further update at the earliest,” a Vistara spokesperson said.

First published on: 07-06-2021 at 07:54:33 pm
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