7 Passengers In Qantas A380 Injured By Turbulence

By Salon Staff

Published January 8, 2012 9:54AM (EST)

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.

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.

Salon Staff

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