Malaysia A388 over Bay of Bengal on Jun 5th 2016, turbulence causes injuries

Last Update: June 5, 2016 / 15:44:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 5, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
MH-1

Aircraft Registration
9M-MNF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9M-MNF performing flight MH-1 (dep Jun 4th) from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) with 378 people on board, was enroute at FL390 over the Bay of Bengal around 08:00Z when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to passengers and crew. The aircraft continued to Kuala Lumpur for a safe landing.

Passengers reported 34 passengers and 6 crew received injuries in the turbulence encounter, others reported 4 passengers and 6 crew received injuries.

The airline reported that the fasten seat belt signs were illuminated due to the onset of turbulence over the Bay of Bengal. Due to a brief moment of severe turbulence a number of passengers received minor injuries. A small number of passengers and crew required medical assistance after landing in Kuala Lumpur.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 5, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
MH-1

Aircraft Registration
9M-MNF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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