01 Jan '12, 1am

Qantas to pay passengers who were injured in mid-air plunges up to $526k each

Qantas to pay passengers who were injured in mid-air plunges up to $526k each

AsiaOne Saturday, Dec 31, 2011 More than 140 Qantas passengers who were injured in mid-air plunges in October 2008 will receive up to A$400,000 (S$525,800) in compensation. Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported that the out-of-court settlement for 144 passengers has been arranged, and also revealed that the payout amounts to a millions of dollars. 16 passengers have, however, turned down the compensation offers and will instead launch a class action suit against Airbus and Northrop Grumman in the United States, added Xinhua news agency. Some of the injuries sustained by passengers include psychological trauma, fractured vertebrae, broken bones, and cuts. Several Singaporeans were on board flight QF72 but it is not known if they were injured in the incident. The Straits Times was told that Qantas is unable to reveal the nationalities of the injured passengers who would...

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