Turbulence injured 8 with One Passenger Suffering Spinal Injury onboard Vistara Flight
A Vistara flight encountered severe turbulence during the descent into Kolkata injuring 8 passengers.
The flight UK-775 was from Mumbai to Kolkata, India with 123 passengers.
The Boeing 737-800 was in decent 15 minutes before landing when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injuries to 8 passengers.
“Flight UK-775 operating Mumbai-Kolkata on Monday encountered severe turbulence 15 minutes before landing. According to preliminary reports, the turbulence caused injuries to a few passengers, who were provided first aid during flight and immediate medical assistance upon arrival in Kolkata.” - Vistara
Five passengers suffered serious injuries with one passenger fracturing her arm, a second person suffering a dislocated shoulder while another suffered a spinal injury. Three more passengers suffered minor injuries.
First aid was provided upon landing and passengers suffering from serious injuries were taken to the hospital.