7 Passengers In Qantas A380 Injured By Turbulence

By Salon Staff
January 8, 2012 2:54PM (UTC)
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SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — An airline spokeswoman says seven passengers have been treated for cuts and bruises after a Qantas Airways superjumbo hit severe turbulence en route from London to Singapore.

The injuries are the latest blot on the Australian airline's record with the new Airbus A380. A Qantas A380 made an emergency landing in Singapore in 2010 after one of its engines disintegrated.

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Qantas spokeswoman Sophia Connolly said Flight QF32 carrying 450 passengers struck turbulence in Indian airspace on Saturday.

She says seven passengers suffered minor cuts and bruises. Four were treated in a Singapore hospital and the others at a medical center. All have been discharged.

The flight continued to Sydney on Sunday, 24 hours behind schedule.


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