Last updated: 01:53 PM ET, Sun June 05 2016

Malaysia Airlines Flight Experiences Severe Turbulence

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | June 05, 2016

Malaysia Airlines Flight Experiences Severe Turbulence

Photo courtesy of Malaysia Airlines

Passengers and crew on a Malaysia Airlines flight suffered minor injuries on Sunday, the airline told The Associated Press

There was severe turbulence on flight MH1 as it flew over the Bay of Bengal on its way from London to Kuala Lumpur, AP reported. There were 378 people aboard the plane.

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A few passengers and crew members aboard the Airbus A380 jumbo jet received medical treatment as soon as the plane landed, which it did safely, AP reported. The airline did not give any more details about the incident.

Passenger Harith Azman, 13, told AP that his father hit his head on the ceiling of the aircraft, but did not need medical attention.

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Harith told AP that the airplane started shaking violently and suddenly “dived down” just two minutes after the seatbelt sign was turned on. He said it was a "very, very chaotic moment” and passengers were screaming.

Harith told AP that the aircraft was back to normal 10 seconds later.


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