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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187921
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Time:6:53 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-841
Owner/operator:Malaysia Airlines
Registration: 9M-MND
MSN: 089
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 378
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:505nm east of Chennai -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London Heathrow AIrport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK)
Enroute from London to Kuala Lumpur the crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH1 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.




Photo of 9M-MND courtesy

Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
16 July 2017; (c) Shaun Connor

Revision history:

06-Jun-2016 18:29 AF5541 Added
06-Jun-2016 18:30 harro Updated [Embed code]

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