Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta encounters severe turbulence

ABU DHABI, 4th May, 2016 (WAM)--Etihad Airways flight EY474 from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta on 4 May 2016 encountered severe and unexpected turbulence about 45 minutes prior to arrival at Soekarno Hatta International Airport.

According to the statement issued by Etihad Airways today, "The flight landed safely and passengers were met by medical assistance teams as they disembarked the aircraft."

It added a total of 31 passengers were injured. Twenty two are being treated by paramedics for minor injuries at the airport. Nine other passengers have been taken to a local hospital.

"The turbulence also caused some damage to cabin storage areas," the statement said, noting that "We are providing all possible assistance to affected passengers."


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