New Delhi, October 20 – A Singapore Airlines flight SQ424 had a close shave in Mumbai as the aircraft was hit by sudden turbulence during descend. The packed super jumbo jet was carrying 430 people on board.
The Singapore-Mumbai plane, an A380 double-deck, had 408 passengers and 25 crew members on board. Eight passengers and 14 crew members suffered injuries. The injured passengers and crew were admitted at two private hospitals in suburban Andheri, said SIA.
Of the injured passengers, six were discharged after being provided the necessary medical assistance. The crew members were also discharged, the airlines said. “There was a medical emergency at T2 yesterday in which our medical team attended to the injured cabin crew and passengers of Singapore Airlines,” Mumbai Airport Authority told PTI.
SIA said it is providing full assistance to the authorities in investigations. The turbulence-hit aircraft was not grounded and it was fully operational. The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it.