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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147050
Last updated: 2 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-223
Owner/operator:Air India
Registration: VT-IWB ?
C/n / msn: 362
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:over India -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD)
Air India flight AI348 faced turbulence while negotiating bad weather en route to Shanghai. As per the report filed by the pilot, when the mild turbulence was encountered, announcement was made for passengers and cabin crew to be seated and strapped. However, five minutes later the flight encountered severe turbulence. All galley items were also thrown out due to turbulence.
Two cabin crew and one passenger were injured.

The flight crew has been grounded pending investigation. The incident is being investigated by the Office of Director Air Safety (WR) in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The DFDR data has been obtained to analyse the attitude of the aircraft during the turbulence phase.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

6 Mar 2011 VT-IWB Air India 0 Malta non

Revision history:

26-Jul-2012 06:38 harro Added

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