Monday, 6 June 2016

Severe turbulence hits Malaysia Airlines flight

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380-841, registration 9M-MNF (CN 114) performing flight MH-1 from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur with 378 people on board, was enroute at FL390 over the Bay of Bengal around 08:00Z when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to passengers and crew. The aircraft continued to Kuala Lumpur for a safe landing.
Passengers reported 34 passengers and 6 crew received injuries in the turbulence encounter, others reported 4 passengers and 6 crew received injuries.
The airline reported that the fasten seat belt signs were illuminated due to the onset of turbulence over the Bay of Bengal. Due to a brief moment of severe turbulence a number of passengers received minor injuries. A small number of passengers and crew required medical assistance after landing in Kuala Lumpur.

(9M-MNF is sporting the "100th  A380" titles)

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