Last updated: 02:27 PM ET, Mon April 18 2016

Crew Members and Passengers Injured on Turbulent Thai Airways Flight

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | April 18, 2016

Crew Members and Passengers Injured on Turbulent Thai Airways Flight

Five crew members and one passenger were injured when a Thai Airways flight suffered from severe turbulence.

According to, the Thai Airways flight from Jakarta, Indonesia, to Bangkok, Thailand, was caught in turbulence above Singapore, leaving the 72 passengers and 12 crew members aboard the Boeing 777 terrified and six injured.

Images from within the plane show items thrown all over the cabin and a massive amount of blood on one of the passenger’s seat from an injury. On Twitter, Yahoo News 7 Australia shared the images.

WARNING: the following pictures can be considered graphic:

The blood reportedly came from an injured passenger who banged his head on the ceiling of the plane after he was thrown into the air during the turbulence. The man was not wearing his seatbelt at the time.

Thai Airways released a statement apologizing to passengers and praising pilots for getting through the turbulence and landing the aircraft safely. The airline also commented on the passenger’s injury, saying, “All those who were hurt on the aircraft have returned home from hospital.”


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