Window panel falls off during Air India flight

Just days after a woman died after being sucked out of a shattered plane window, passengers were left fearing for their lives when a window panel fell off during an Air India flight.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was rocked by severe turbulence for 10 to 15 minutes after taking off from Amritsar, en route to Delhi, on April 19.

The extreme turbulence caused the inside part of a window panel to fall off and overhead oxygen masks to be deployed.


At least three people are understood to have been treated for minor injuries.

Footage taken during the flight shows an air hostess attempting to fix the damaged window panel in front of terrified passengers.

An investigation into the incident has now been launched by aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB).