Emirates A388 enroute on Dec 4th 2023, turbulence injures 14
Last Update: December 9, 2023 / 11:45:22 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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