Passengers on board an Air India flight experienced injuries due to severe turbulence during their journey from New Delhi to Sydney. The incident occurred yesterday, on May 16 prompting officials to respond swiftly to ensure the well-being of the passengers.
Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported in the turbulence incident, and the airline’s crew promptly provided medical aid to those affected. With the assistance of a doctor and a nurse who happened to be traveling as passengers, the cabin crew administered first aid using the onboard medical kit, as stated by an official from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the aviation regulator.
Upon arrival at Sydney, the airport manager of Air India arranged for additional medical assistance for the passengers. The airline confirmed that three passengers received medical attention at the Sydney airport, but none of them required hospitalization.
In a statement, Air India acknowledged the discomfort experienced by the passengers during the mid-air turbulence of flight AI302 on May 16, 2023.
The airline reassured that the flight landed safely in Sydney, and the incident has been reported to the relevant authorities as per standard practice.
While the incident caused inconvenience and unease, the prompt response and medical assistance provided by Air India’s crew and airport staff ensured the well-being of the affected passengers. Safety remains a top priority for the airline, and they continue to cooperate with authorities to ensure a thorough investigation of the incident.