Air India window panel dismantles in mid-air

Air India flight

As flight AI 462 from Amritsar to Delhi climbed after take off on Thursday the aircraft encountered "severe turbulence", causing the inner layer of a passenger's window to come loose a spokesperson told Newsweek.

Dramatic footage contained in the aircraft exhibits an air hostess trying to fix the broken window panel in entrance of scared passengers.

An Air India official confirmed three passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries caused due to violent turbulence.

One passenger, who was believed to have been sitting with his seat belt unfastened, suffered injuries after hitting his head on an overhead cabin while two others sustained minor injuries.

The incident has been described as a "freak kind of severe turbulence".

Air India, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board are probing the incident, reported PTI.

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The national carrier Air India was carrying somewhat about 240 passengers from Amritsar to the national capital Delhi, however, the flight soon turned a nightmare for the ones who were traveling with carrier as the airline's window panel fell off.

Turbulence trashed the Air India airplane right after take off since the plane lasted almost 1 / 2 its journey and reached 15,000 feet.

Air India is conducting an inquiry into the incident, a spokesperson said. "The outside window did not break, and there was no de-pressurisation".

Adding to the fear, a couple of oxygen masks had also deployed and the overhead panel cover of seat 12-U got cracks.

A similar incident had taken place in a Singapore Airlines flight in October 2014, while landing in Mumbai. The passenger whose head hit the overhead panel got stitches.

Window seat passenger and mother-of-two Jennifer Riordan was nearly sucked out of the plane, leaving her with fatal injuries. Later, they took their connecting flights for onward journey.

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