14 injured on Osaka-Singapore flight due to sudden severe turbulence

A total of 14 passengers and crew were injured after sudden severe turbulence hit a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Osaka, which landed in Singapore on Tuesday morning. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
A total of 14 passengers and crew were injured after sudden severe turbulence hit a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Osaka, which landed in Singapore on Tuesday morning. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A total of 14 passengers and crew were injured after sudden severe turbulence hit a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Osaka, which landed in Singapore on Tuesday morning.

Flight SQ615, which departed on Monday night from Osaka at 11.30pm local time, landed on schedule at Changi Airport at 5.17am on Tuesday.

A SIA spokesman said medical personnel, airline staff, as well as staff of ground services provider Sats and Changi Airport Group were on standby to help when the aircraft arrived. Those who were injured were assessed by a doctor and taken to the transit clinic at Terminal 2.

When asked where and when the turbulence occurred, the SIA spokesman said the airline has no specific details yet.

There were 268 passengers, including two infants and 13 crew members on the flight.

Those who were injured had suffered injuries to the head and neck, with some having cuts on the hands and legs.

All patients were released after treatment, except for one patient, who was referred to a hospital for further examination due to a previous neck injury.