08 Jan '12, 9pm

7 passengers injured as Qantas A-380 hits turbulence

SYDNEY - Qantas Airways has said that seven passengers have been treated for cuts and bruises after an A-380 superjumbo hit severe turbulence en route from London to Singapore. Flight QF32 was carrying 450 passengers when it struck turbulence caused by severe thunderstorms in the Indian airspace on Saturday, about three hours prior to landing in Singapore, airline spokeswoman Sophia Connolly said. "(The aircraft) diverted around most of it, but it was the initial part of the storm that had the impact," she said. "The seat belt sign had come on, but some passengers were still moving back to their seats." Seven passengers suffered minor cuts and bruises. Four were treated at a hospital in Singapore and the others at Changi Airport's medical centre. All have been discharged. The plane was cleared to fly after being assessed by engineers and continued to Sydney yesterday, 24 h...

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