Kolkata, : As many as 40 flyers were injured including 12 with critical injuries after a passenger aircraft of SpiceJet experienced massive mid-air turbulence while landing at Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport at Andal in Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal last evening.
As per reports, the Mumbai-Durgapur aircraft of SpiceJet took off from Mumbai at around 5 pm and was supposed to descend at Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport at Andal at around 7:30 pm when it experienced massive mid-air turbulence.
The pilot of the aircraft, however, managed the situation and somehow landed at the airport. But, around 40 passengers were injured in the incident as the overhead cabin luggage fell on them.
SpiceJet authorities have also confirmed the incident of the Mumbai-Andal flight facing mid-air turbulence at the time of landing.
Andal Airport sources said that the injured passengers were immediately rushed to a local hospital for medical aid. While some of them were discharged after giving first aid, others are still under treatment. All of them, however, are said to be out of danger.