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Air India plane hit by air turbulence suffer damages

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New Delhi: Two Air India planes were struck by intense turbulence this week, damaging the aircraft and in one case, injuring the cabin crew. An Air India plane from Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram, via Kochi with 172 passengers on board was hit by the turbulence on Friday and was made confirm on Saturday.

No injury to any passenger or crew has been reported, he said, adding Air India’s safety department has carried out a detailed investigation.

According to reports, when the aircraft hit turbulence, inflight meal services were on. There was no warning to stop the services and all of a sudden the meal trays tumbled off creating a mess on the aisle and triggering panic among the flyers. The aircraft reportedly dropped so suddenly that a commode in one of the lavatories came off. Cabin crew sustained injuries.

“Air India’s flight AI 048 hit air turbulence when it was on the way from Kochi to Trivandrum. Though no injury has been reported, the A321 aircraft suffered minor damages. It was grounded immediately after landing for inspection. Due to this, the return flight was delayed by nearly four hours,” an official said

Dhananjay Kumar- Air India spokesperson confirmed that turbulence suffered by the Delhi-Vijayawada flight will be investigated in the coming week.

 

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Hyderabad based GVK Group reportedly under government scanner

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Mumbai: The GVK Group, which is in locked in a legal battle with the Adani Group on stake sale in its flagship Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), on Tuesday said it has received a notice from the corporate affairs ministry (MCA), seeking some details about the airport operator.

This comes at a time when the Hyderabad-based diversified GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited, which owns 50.5 percent stake in the MIAL, is in the process of hiking its stake in the airport arm by acquiring 23.5 per cent additional stake from Bidvest and ACSA.

The MCA notice, according to sources, is based on a whistleblower complaint to MCA with regard to alleged ‘diversion of funds’ from some of the GVK Group companies.

MCA has initiated an inspection of the books of 11 entities, which include GVK Power & Infrastructure, Mumbai International Airport, GVK Jaipur Expressway Pvt and GVK Power. It has also ordered an inspection of the books of Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt – the under construction airport at Navi Mumbai.

These companies are located in different jurisdictions — Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Rajasthan and Mumbai — of the Registrar of Companies and MCA has sent a physical inspection letter to each of these companies, sources said.

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