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AI flight hits turbulence, 14 injured

Air India flight-865 lost height by nearly 5,000 feet after it hit the air turbulence due to bad weather.

india Updated: Oct 16, 2006 13:47 IST

At least 14 passengers of Air India's Jeddah-bound flight from Mumbai via Hyderabad suffered injuries when the aircraft hit a major air turbulence.

The Air India flight-865 lost height by nearly 5,000 feet after it hit the air turbulence due to bad weather on Sunday evening, the airline said in a statement in New Delhi on Monday.

On landing at Jeddah at 22.40 hrs local time, the injured underwent a thorough check-up by doctors at the airport, it said.

One passenger, suspected to have suffered a minor fracture, is recovering at a local hospital and is expected to be discharged soon, it added.

There were 70 passengers on board, the airline said.