Sputnik quoted a SpiceJet spokesman as saying that on May 1, a Boeing B737 bearing number SG-945 traveling from Mumbai to Durgapur city encountered adverse conditions during landing at Kazi Nazrul Islam airport. due to bad weather. As a result, 40 passengers and crew members were injured.
The exact number of people injured has yet to be confirmed, but Indian news agencies say at least 10 people were seriously injured. The remaining passengers are said to have been discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment.
A photo of the chaotic scene in the plane. Photo: One India
On May 2, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA) announced the opening of an investigation according to regulations. The Indian Express newspaper quoted an initial source as saying: “The plane encountered a storm while landing. Passengers appeared to panic and luggage fell from above, causing many injuries.”
Video shared by a passenger shows the compartments containing the oxygen masks open and personal belongings strewn on the floor.
The DGCA says some people suffered head injuries and required stitches. One passenger admitted to having a spinal injury.
According to a SpiceJet spokesman, the passengers received medical assistance as soon as they arrived in Durgapur city. “There were three strong vibrations. It was more intense than what happens in the car,” – a passenger with a bandaged head said.
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