On Thursday an Air India Boeing 787-8, a six year old plane, was flying Amritsar to Delhi with 236 passengers onboard. When it was climbing out above 8000 feet flight toward 15,000 feet AI462 encountered significant turbulence. The flight reportedly “experienced vertical accelerations up to 3G.”
Three passengers were injured, one not wearing his seatbelt was thrown upward and bumped his head against the ceiling. Passenger service units dropped down. And an interior window separated from the aircraft. Which is how we get this incredible video of a flight attendant popping the plane’s window back on.
The flight attendant in the video appears to reassure the woman in the window seat, who looks shaken.
The plane completed its 257 mile flight to Delhi, where the injured passengers were taken to the hospital. The air frame wasn’t damaged, but the aircraft remained on the ground for 24 hours before departing Delhi.