bangkokpost : About 20 passengers and a cabin attendant on a Thai Airways International (THAI) A-380 flight to Hong Kong were injured when the plane encountered air turbulence shortly before landing on Friday morning.
Flight TG600 departed Thailand at 8.16am for Hong Kong, THAI deputy managing director Chokchai Panyayong said.
It ran into air turbulence shortly before descending to land. The captain turned on the seatbelts sign, but about 20 passengers and one member of the cabin crew who had not yet fastened their belts were injured.
The most severe injury was a broken collarbone.
Fire trucks and rescue vehicles stood by at Hong Kong International Airport to assist as the plane landed safely around 12.08pm Hong Kong time.
The Thai Airway press statement said there were 500 passengers, two captains and 24 other crew members on board the flight.
A flight operated by Hong Kong Airlines, HX762, from Phuket International Airport was also hit by air turbulence while landing in Hong Kong about 9.30am (Thai time). Six people, were reported injured – three passengers and three cabin crew. The plane landed safely.
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