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Air Mauritius flight hits strong turbulence near Hong Kong, 16 injured

Air Mauritius flight hits strong turbulence near Hong Kong, 16 injured

An Air Mauritius flight hit strong turbulence shortly before landing in Hong Kong on Thursday, and 16 passengers were injured, officials and local media said.
The flight, MK640, which originated in Mauritius, hit the turbulence about 20 minutes before its scheduled arrival, Hong Kong's Cable TV reported.
Government spokeswoman Suzanne Lee said 16 passengers were injured and hospitalized in Hong Kong in stable condition, but that she didn't know the nature of their injuries. Cable TV said two passengers required head braces.
One unharmed passenger, who was not identified, told Cable TV he saw another passenger bleeding from the forehead.
A woman who answered the phone at Air Mauritius' Hong Kong office confirmed the incident and then quickly hung up. She did not give her name.
Mauritius is in the Indian Ocean east of another island, Madagascar.


Updated : 2021-05-14 18:58 GMT+08:00