Several passengers aboard Air India’s flight AI 302 from Delhi to Sydney experienced minor injuries as a result of mid-air turbulence on Tuesday. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirmed that these passengers reported minor sprains following the encounter with turbulence on the Boeing 787-800 aircraft.
The flight, AI 302, departed from Delhi at 2:43 pm on Tuesday and arrived in Sydney at 7:10 am on Wednesday after a nearly 12-hour journey (all local timings). The cabin crew of Air India, along with a doctor and nurse who were passengers on the flight, promptly provided first aid to the injured individuals using the onboard medical kit.
Upon landing in Sydney in the early hours of Wednesday, Air India’s airport manager arranged for medical assistance, but only three passengers sought medical attention.
In a statement, an Air India spokesperson addressed the incident, stating, “Air India’s flight AI 302 on May 16, 2023, from Delhi to Sydney encountered mid-air turbulence, causing discomfort to the passengers onboard. The flight landed safely in Sydney, and three passengers received medical assistance upon arrival, with no need for hospitalization. This incident has been reported to the appropriate authorities in accordance with standard procedures.”
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