SEPANG, Jun 5 – A Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) flight en route to Kuala Lumpur from London Heathrow was hit by severe turbulence when flying over the Bay of Bengal today, which left some passengers and crew suffering from minor injuries. In a statement today, MAB said a small number of affected passengers and crew have been treated by medical officers when the Flight MH1, an Airbus A380 aircraft, landed on time at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 6pm today.
It said that the ,edical crew and Malaysia Airlines senior management met the aircraft on arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). It also said that there were a small number of affected passengers and crew have been treated by medical officers. The statement added Malaysia Airlines has assisted the 378 passengers and crew onboard MH1 and apologises for any inconvenience caused by this weather event which was entirely beyond its control.
An official from MAB, who did not want to elaborate on the total number of injured passengers and crew, however ensured the airline operator will issue statements from time to time to update on the situation. Several Whatsapps are currently being viral on the incident, with one claiming four passengers and six crew members were injured, while the ‘other latest info’ suggested 34 people in total were injured.