Passengers on an Air India Airbus A320 recently experienced severe turbulence. This routine flight encountered severe weather en route. Thankfully, there were no fatalities and Air India has not reported major injuries. However, the cabin was sprayed with food from the inflight service and sustained some damage. Air India A320 encounters severe turbulence AI 467 took off for Delhi en route to Vijayawada when the aircraft encountered a patch of turbulence. Based on the images, the aircraft experienced severe turbulence that damaged part of the cabin, threw around the inflight service, and led to some injuries. The Times of India reports that the incident occurred on September 17, 2019. It appears that there were severe thunderstorms on the aircraft’s flight path. Thus, when the aircraft encountered this rough weather, the turbulence was severe enough to cause this damage. The aircraft is a four-year-old A320 with registration VT-EXA.
Data from flightradar24 shows that the aircraft is back in service which appears to indicate that the damage was repaired quickly and not substantial enough to render the aircraft unworthy for air operation.