Air India Flight Window Breaks Loose, Panicked Passengers Pray For Life

24 April, 2018, 04:31 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • A purported 50-second long video clip of happenings inside that flight showed an air hostess trying to fix the window panel that came off and pacifying an elderly woman passenger seated on that particular window seat

Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft flying from Amritsar to Delhi ran into severe turbulence on Thursday which caused a window panel to completely fall off.

The Air India plane was rocked for as much as half its journey, leaving passengers shaken.

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

While the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has initiated a probe into the incident, Air India is yet to issue any statement.

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An air-hostess wanting to resolve the busted window panel in front of travellers that are scared is shown by footage within the airplane.

The left engine on the flight, which was carrying 144 passengers and five crew members, was believed to have failed at 32,000 feet, causing shrapnel to fly off and hit the window.

The duration of Amristar-Delhi flight is about 35 minutes.

It's been nearly a month since the civil aviation ministry came out with the preliminary information memorandum (PIM) on Air India's strategic disinvestment.

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The incident took place in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (VTANI) soon after take off from Amritsar to Delhi on April 19. The turbulence lasted approximately 15 minutes while 236 passengers were onboard. According to government officials, the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management guidelines on strategic disinvestment would make it necessary to include a clause which would safeguard against asset stripping by the strategic partner post disinvestment. The outside part of the window, however, was not broken and no de-pressurisation occurred during the flight. One of the overhead panels was covered in cracks.

She was rushed to hospital immediately after hero pilot Tammie Jo Shults took the plane into a sharp descent and made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport at 11.27am.

The sources added that one passenger received stitches while the other two were treated for minor injuries. So when the turbulence hit, they hit the overhead cabin because of a bump.

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