Emirates A388 enroute on Dec 4th 2023, turbulence injures 14

Last Update: December 9, 2023 / 11:45:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
EK-421

Aircraft Registration
A6-EEV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEV performing flight EK-421 from Perth,WA (Australia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was enroute at FL380 over the Arabian Sea when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to a number of cabin crew and passengers. The aircraft continued to Dubai where the aircraft landed safely on runway 30L about 10:20 hours after departure. At least one passenger received serious, 13 passengers and crew minor injuries.

The airline reported the aircraft briefly encountered unexpected turbulence mid flight resulting in a small number of crew members and passengers sustaining injuries. The crew and volunteers, with assistance from medical support via satellite link, provided medical assistance to the injures. The flight continued to Dubai, where medical services awaited the flight on landing. 14 people were assessed by medical services.

Passengers reported meal service was just in progress and was stopped when the turbulence hit. A number of people were thrown against the ceiling and back onto the floor twice leaving cracks in the cabin ceiling.

On Dec 9th 2023 a passenger reported that she had suffered three fractured ribs and bruises in her face, which came to light only by a later CT scan. She had been thrown out of her business class seat, received full force on her chest and also knocked her head badly.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
EK-421

Aircraft Registration
A6-EEV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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