Etihad passengers hospitalised due to turbulence
Nine passengers of an Etihad Airways flight were taken to hospital after the aircraft suffered severe turbulence prior to landing in Jakarta.
Flight EY474 from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Soekarno Hatta International Airport encountered “severe and unexpected turbulence” 45 minutes before arrival to the airport.
According to a statement from the airline: “The flight landed safely and passengers were met by medical assistance teams as they disembarked the aircraft.
“A total of 31 passengers were injured. Twenty two are being treated by paramedics for minor injuries at the airport. Nine other passengers have been taken to a local hospital.”
Damage was also caused to some of the aircraft’s storage areas.