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  • SpiceJet flight faces severe turbulence, 40 passengers injured
  • SpiceJet: regret unfortunate incident, providing support to injured
  • Flight encountered severe turbulence during descent

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The airline expressed its regret at the unfortunate incident and said it is providing all possible medical help to the injured. 

Some passengers on SpiceJet's Mumbai-Durgapur flight were injured on Sunday when it faced severe turbulence during descent.

According to reports around 40 were injured during the turbulence. Out of the 40, ten people have been hospitalised in two different nursing homes. One passenger has reportedly sustained serious injuries and is critical.

Some of the injured were taken home by family members after signing a release bond, according to local reports.

The DGCA has asked for an inquiry into the incident.

Spicejet in statement said that on May 1, 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.

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Immediate medical assistance was provided upon the aircraft's arrival in Durgapur, the statement added.

The airline expressed its regret at the unfortunate incident and said it is providing all possible medical help to the injured.

(with PTI inputs)

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