Seven passengers onboard an Air India flight from the national capital to Sydney on Wednesday suffered ”minor sprain” due to severe turbulence, according to a senior DGCA official.
The official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that no hospitalisation was required.
Air India B787-800 aircraft VT-ANY operating flight AI-302 from Delhi-Sydney encountered severe turbulence.
”During the flight seven passengers reported minor sprain. Cabin crew provided first aid with the assistance of a doctor and a nurse traveling as passengers, using an onboard first aid kit,” the official said.
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Air India’s airport manager at Sydney arranged medical assistance on arrival and only three passengers took the medical assistance, the official added.
A statement from Air India on the incident is awaited.