Passengers injured after severe turbulence rocks Emirates flight

A cabin trolley was tipped over, a dish rack smashed to the ground and a wine bottle was spilled. Source: Twitter/Seref Sezgin

Video has emerged showing the aftermath of severe turbulence on an Emirates flight, which left several passengers and cabin crew suffering injuries.

Flight EK449 was travelling from Auckland to Dubai on 10 July when it encountered the turbulence, sending the cabin into chaos and leaving a mass trail of destruction.

Footage shared to Twitter showed rubbish strewn across the ground, overturned cabin trolleys, smashed crockery and spilled wine bottles.

The severe rocking of the aircraft reportedly happened as the aircraft was about three hours from arriving at its destination.

An airline spokesperson told Stuff.co.nz a “few” of those on board sustained injuries and received treatment on arrival in Dubai.

The spokesperson confirmed the flight was rocked by "sudden and severe turbulence during the flight, about three hours before its scheduled arrival in Dubai”.

“Unfortunately a few passengers and crew suffered minor injuries during this incident,” the spokesperson said.

Broken plates and scattered rubbish could be seen in footage of the aftermath. Source: Twitter/Seref Sezgin

“First aid was administered and medical assistance was arranged for those who needed it on arrival.”

The spokesperson added the “safety and well-being” of passengers was the airlines “top priority”.

Footage was apparently taken by a member of staff who then shared it with a friend, who posted it to social media.


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