Vistara B738 at Kolkata on Jun 7th 2021, turbulence injures 8 passengers

Last Update: June 7, 2021 / 20:00:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2021

Classification
Accident

Flight number
UK-775

Departure
Mumbai, India

Destination
Kolkata, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-TGE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
VECC

A Vistara Boeing 737-800, registration VT-TGE performing flight UK-775 from Mumbai to Kolkata (India) with 123 people on board, was descending towards Kolkata about 15 minutes prior to landing (descending through about 8000 feet MSL) when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing serious injuries to three passengers and minor injuries to five passengers. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Kolkata's runway 19R. The three passengers with serious injuries were taken to local hospitals and diagnosed with a fractured arm, a dislocated shoulder and head injuries. The passengers with minor injuries received medical assistance at the airport and continued on.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Kolkata almost 9 hours after landing.

Metars:
VECC 071300Z 21009KT 2800 -TSRA SCT015 FEW025CB BKN090 25/24 Q1000 TEMPO TL1400 30020G30KT 1500 TSRA=
VECC 071230Z 30008KT 2800 -TSRA SCT015 FEW025CB OVC090 25/24 Q1000 TEMPO TL1400 30020G30KT 1500 TSRA=
VECC 071200Z 33007KT 2200 -TSRA SCT015 FEW025CB OVC090 28/27 Q1000 TEMPO TL1400 30020G30KT 1500 TSRA=
VECC 071130Z 30020G30KT 1200 R19L/1300 +TSRA SCT015 FEW025CB OVC090 28/27 Q1001 TEMPO TL1330 30020G30KT 0800 TSRA=
VECC 071100Z 27015G25KT 2000 TS SCT018 FEW025CB BKN090 34/26 Q0998 TEMPO TL1300 30020G30KT 1500 TSRA=
VECC 071030Z 18014KT 2900 TS SCT018 FEW025CB BKN100 35/28 Q0998 TEMPO TL1230 30020G30KT 1500 TSRA=
VECC 071000Z 16012KT 3600 HZ SCT018 FEW030CB BKN100 36/29 Q0998 TEMPO TL1200 30020G30KT 1500 TSRA=
VECC 070930Z 18009KT 3600 HZ SCT018 FEW030CB BKN100 37/27 Q0999 NOSIG=
VECC 070900Z 21006KT 3600 HZ SCT018 BKN100 37/26 Q0999 NOSIG=
VECC 070830Z 22005KT 3600 HZ SCT018 BKN100 37/26 Q1000 NOSIG=
VECC 070800Z 22004KT 3600 HZ SCT020 BKN100 37/26 Q1001 NOSIG=
VECC 070730Z 21007KT 3600 HZ SCT020 SCT100 37/26 Q1001 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2021

Classification
Accident

Flight number
UK-775

Departure
Mumbai, India

Destination
Kolkata, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-TGE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
VECC

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