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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187921
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:05-JUN-2016
Time:6:53 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-841
Owner/operator:Malaysia Airlines
Registration: 9M-MND
MSN: 089
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 378
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:505nm east of Chennai -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London Heathrow AIrport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL/WMKK)
Narrative:
Enroute from London to Kuala Lumpur the crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH1 with 378 people on board, was enroute at FL390 over the Bay of Bengal around 08:00Z when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to passengers and crew. The aircraft continued to Kuala Lumpur for a safe landing.

Passengers reported 34 passengers and 6 crew received injuries in the turbulence encounter, others reported 4 passengers and 6 crew received injuries.

The airline reported that the fasten seat belt signs were illuminated due to the onset of turbulence over the Bay of Bengal. Due to a brief moment of severe turbulence a number of passengers received minor injuries. A small number of passengers and crew required medical assistance after landing in Kuala Lumpur.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/mh1#9eee1a3
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/06/malaysia-airlines-mh1-turbulence-flight-london-kuala-lumpur-injured
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.thejournal.ie/malaysian-airlines-turbulence-2808436-Jun2016/]

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Images:

Photo of 9M-MND courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
25 March 2017; (c) Alex Christie

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2016 18:29 AF5541 Added
06-Jun-2016 18:30 harro Updated [Embed code]

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