45 hurt as 2 planes hit turbulence near Hong KongBy AP News Aug 30, 2013 7:07PM UTC
HONG KONG (AP) — Several dozen people on two flights have been injured when their aircraft hit turbulence before landing at Hong Kong’s airport.
Thai Airways said 39 people were hurt when an Airbus A380 carrying 500 passengers from Bangkok encountered the turbulence Friday morning.
Sales manager Kenny Kung says both passengers and crew suffered slight injuries and were sent to three hospitals in the southern Chinese city.
Local carrier Hong Kong Airlines said three passengers and three flight attendants were hurt when their flight from Phuket hit “sudden turbulence” as it neared the city’s airport. The airline said the plane landed safely and the six have left hospital.
The plane was carrying 110 passengers and seven crew.
Hong Kong has been experiencing unsettled weather as Tropical Storm Kong-rey passes nearby.