Passengers and crew injured in turbulence on Malaysia Airlines flight from London

Passengers and crew members of a Malaysia Airlines flight from London to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (June 5) suffered minor injuries due to severe turbulence.
Passengers and crew members of a Malaysia Airlines flight from London to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (June 5) suffered minor injuries due to severe turbulence.PHOTO: TWITTER/LAZYAVIATOR

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia Airlines said on Sunday (June 5) that passengers and crew on a flight from London to Kuala Lumpur suffered minor injuries because of severe turbulence.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH1, carrying 378 passengers and crew, experienced "a brief moment of severe turbulence" over the Bay of Bengal, the company said in a statement.

"During the flight, the passenger seatbelt light was turned on due to air turbulence," said MAS.

A "small number" of injured passengers and crew on the flight, an Airbus A380, were treated by medical officers on arrival on Sunday, the company added.

Photos shared on social media showed toppled food carts, food strewn all over the aisle and cracks in overhead passenger units.

"Malaysia Airlines has assisted the 378 passengers and crew onboard MH1 and sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by this weather event,” said MAS in a statement.