Air India flight passengers injured after turbulance, window panel damaged

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An Air India flight from Amritsar to New Delhi with over 240 air passengers on Thursday experienced commotion soon after the flight took off from Amritsar.

Passengers aboard an Air India flight have been left traumatised after "a freak level" of turbulence left three passengers injured and caused a seat window to from its frame. "AI and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing it", a senior Air India official said. A few oxygen masks also dropped from the overhead panel during this period.

Footage has emerged that shows passengers panicking as the Air India plane is buffeted around so much that a window panel fell off - just days after a woman died on an American flight after being sucked out of a window. "All the injured passengers took their connecting flights after receiving first aid", the official said.

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"The outside window die not break and there was no de-pressurisation".

In October 2014, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A-380 encountered a similar situation while descending to land at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Two other passengers also suffered injuries on the flight. While the injured were attended to by the aircraft's emergency response team, upon landing, they were rushed to the nearest hospital. "The inner layer of a passenger window had come loose due to the impact when the Dreamliner hit turbulence".

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