Malaysia Airlines Flight MH1 from London to Kuala Lumpur hit some extreme turbulence over the Bay of Bengal on a recent flight, injuring dozens of passengers and crew. Despite the activation of a seat belt warning, more than 30 passengers and crew were injured during the 10-20 seconds of “Free fall.”
The flight landed safely in Kuala Lumpur. The Airline said in a statement: “Malaysia Airlines has assisted the 378 passengers and crew onboard MH1 and sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this weather event, which was entirely beyond our control.”
The airline has faced a lot of criticism following the disappearance of MH370 and the MH17 disaster in 2014. The airline has been on the brink of bankruptcy and has had to cut 6,000 jobs from its workforce.
Flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew. Debris found in the Indian Ocean has confirmed the Boeing 777 went down, but what happened to the flight in the hours leading to the crash remains a mystery. Four months later MH17 was blown from the sky by a suspected Russian-made ground-to-air missile over war-torn Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew.
Passenger Harith Azman posted some photos to Facebook, and stated that the “turbulence got so bad, passengers floated in the air for 10 seconds before some landed painfully.”
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