Three passengers injured when terrifying turbulence makes plane window fall off

Shocking footage from inside a packed plane has revealed the scary aftermath of severe turbulence which left three injured and forced a window panel to break.

The nightmare flight – which took-off less than 24 hours after a woman died when she was ‘sucked through a plane window’ in a mid-flight emergency – left many of the 240 passengers on-board terrified while others were in tears.

Turbulence hit the Air India aircraft shortly after take-off and lasted almost half of the journey.

At least three people are understood to have been treated for minor injuries while camera phone footage shows a window panel also broke off.

A probe has now been launched by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB).

The full flight from Amristar to Delhi was only supposed to last around 30 minutes, with turbulence hitting the plane soon after take-off – when the altitude was around 15,000 feet – due to bad weather.

The strong tremors lasted for around 10-12 minutes, according to officials.

Footage taken by a passenger inside the plane shows an air hostess attempting to fix the damaged window panel in front of a shocked woman.

The terrifying ordeal happened less than 24 hours after a mum-of-two died on a Southwest Airlines flight after she was sucked through the plane window during a mid-flight emergency.

The left engine on flight 1380, which was carrying 144 passengers and five crew members, is believed to have failed at 32,000 feet, causing shrapnel to fly off and hit the side of the plane, according to reports.

Jennifer Riordan, a mum-of-two from New Mexico, was later confirmed as the passenger killed.

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