Passengers Injured On Bumpy Malaysian Air flight To Kuala Lumpur

A Maylaysia Airlines A380 experienced severe turbulence Sunday leaving some passengers and crew with minor injuries. Photo by E. Olsa/Shutterstock

SEPANG, Malaysia, June 5 (UPI) — Dozens of Malaysia Airlines passengers and crew members were injured when a flight to Kuala Lumpur from London Heathrow International Airport hit severe turbulence.

The Malaysia Airlines Berhad flight was over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday when it hit turbulence. Some media outlets have reported up to 34 injuries but the airline has not confirmed reports.

In a statement,, the airline said a “small number” of passengers and crew were treated by medical officers when the Airbus A380, Flight MH1, landed on time at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 6pm.

“Medical crew and Malaysia Airlines senior management met the aircraft on arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). A small number of affected passengers and crew have been treated by medical officers,” the statement said.

The airline said medical crew and the airline’s senior management met the aircraft when it arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Channel News Asia reported.

The company said the flight had 378 passengers and crew on board MH1 and apologized for any inconvenience caused by the weather event.

Images posted bysome news agencies and on Twitter showed the aircraft in disarray with food and plastic cups strewn across the floor of the airplane.


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