Baby on board turbulence-hit SAA flight

2014-07-16 12:26

Johannesburg - South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed that a baby was among the 165 passengers on board flight SA286 en route from Johannesburg to Hong Kong  - which was hit by severe turbulence while  flying over Kuala Lumpur airspace.

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SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said, "SAA can confirm of the 20 who were injured (17 passengers and 3 crew members), two were seriously injured, with the remaining 18 who experienced minor injuries.

"All injured passengers and crew have received the necessary medical attention.

"The seriously injured were taken to the Prince Margaret Hospital and the North Lantau Hospital in Hong Kong."

The airline said some passengers have already been discharged but has not confirmed the status of the infant on board. 

SAA said its handling agent in Hong Kong is also assisting passengers and further updates would be provided when more information becomes available. 

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