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SpiceJet flight flew into squall while 3 others deviated

Headlines Today | 07/05/2022 09:02 AM | Click to read full article

Even as the SpiceJet flight from Mumbai to Durgapur flew into severe turbulence on Sunday, injuring 17 onboard, at least three other flights that were routed to fly over the same region had deviated.

Flights opted for longer routings to avoid the violent squall line of ‘Kalbaisakhi’ thunderstorm cells. The SpiceJet accident was the third such pre-monsoon turbulence associated with Kalbaisakhi in the past few years.