Singapore A380 Hits Turbulence, 22 Injured
Singapore Airlines reported that 22 people were injured on one of its flights after the jet ran into turbulence while descending.
The aircraft, an Airbus A380, operating as Flight 424, was en route from Singapore to Mumbai, India, with 408 passengers and 25 crew members on board. The turbulence occurred at 15,000 feet on Saturday night. Fasten seatbelt signs were on at the time, the airline said. The aircraft landed safely at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Among the injured were 14 crew members and eight passengers, who were taken to two hospitals in the city. Six passengers and all crew members were discharged, while two passengers remained in the hospital for further evaluation.
The aircraft was inspected upon arrival by engineers and cleared to fly again. Singapore Airline began flying the A380, the world’s biggest passenger jet, to Mumbia in May.
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