Emergency on Thai Airways International

Twenty passengers and a cabin attendant on a Thai Airways International (THAI) flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong were injured when the plane encountered air turbulence shortly before landing on Friday

Emergency on Thai Airways International

Twenty passengers and a cabin attendant on a Thai Airways International (THAI) flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong were injured when the plane encountered air turbulence shortly before landing on Friday morning.

The plane suffered minor damage inside the cabin when the Thai Airways flight TG600, an Airbus 380-800, hit turbulence on landing on its final approach to Hong Kong airport.

Flight TG600 departed Thailand at 0816 hours, THAI deputy managing director Chokchai Panyayong said.

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It ran into air turbulence shortly before descending to land. The captain turned on the seatbelt sign, but about 20 passengers and one member of the cabin crew who had not yet fastened their belts, were injured.

The most severe injury was a broken collarbone.

Fire trucks and rescue vehicles stood by at HK International Airport to assist as the plane landed safely just after mid-day HK time.

A Thai Airways press statement said there were 500 passengers, two captains and 24 other crew members on board the flight.

The A380-800 has 507 seats, 12 in first class, 60 in business and 435 in economy class.

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