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SpiceJet mishap: DGCA forms team to probe into mishap on turbulence-hit aircraft

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New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has instituted a multi-disciplinary team to look into the mishap on board a SpiceJet flight that was caught in severe turbulence on Sunday.

As many as 15 persons, including 12 passengers and three crew members, were injured because of the severe turbulence on the Mumbai-Durgapur flight on May 1, according to DGCA officials.

“Eleven passengers travelling on SpiceJet flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur on May 1, which encountered severe turbulence during descent which unfortunately resulted in injuries to a few passengers, were hospitalised,” a SpiceJet spokesperson said on Monday.

Of those hospitalised, eight have been discharged so far.

According to the spokesperson, the indicator for wearing seatbelts was on when the flight encountered turbulence.

“Multiple announcements were made by the pilots and the crew instructed passengers to remain seated and keep their seat belt fastened,” the spokesperson added.

“We have deputed a multidisciplinary team to carry out regulatory investigation,” DGCA chief Arun Kumar was quoted by PTI.

 

 

 

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