SpiceJet flight encounters severe turbulence; several passengers injured and hospitalized

Ten passengers have been badly injured out of the 40 on board.

SpiceJet flight Mumbai-Durgapur, was caught in severe turbulence while it was descending for a destined airport. The Boeing B737 aircraft did manage to land safely but several passengers were injured and were immediately rushed to the nearest hospital.

“Today, SpiceJet Boeing B737 aircraft operating flight SG-945 from Mumbai to Durgapur encountered severe turbulence during descent which unfortunately resulted in injuries to a few passengers,” SpiceJet spokesperson confirmed the accident in a statement. The sources confirm that ten passengers out of the 40 on board, have been badly injured. The airplane hit turbulence due to bad weather in West Bengal. Upon detecting the bad weather, the pilot immediately requested the passengers to put on their seat belts.

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