5 injured after severe turbulence hits AirAsia flight from Taipei to KL

Passengers on AirAsia flight D7377, heading from Taipei, Taiwan to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia had the scare of their lives when the plane experienced severe turbulence, leaving five injured. 

The plane was scheduled to fly on Thursday (May 4), with 302 people on board, of which 11 were crew members, reports The Coverage

Five passengers were injured during the incident and immediately received medical attention at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) upon landing. 

In a statement issued on Friday (May 5), AirAsia said that the aircraft landed safely at KLIA2 at around 4.30pm, and all passengers, apart from the five injured, were attended to by ground staff. 

A video of the incident was circulated on WhatsApp, in which a stewardess was shown lying on the floor, amidst scattered food trays, while a steward clung on to several meal carts for safety. 

In the video, the crew could also be heard instructing passengers to remain in their seats and put on their seat belts. 

A stewardess also told her colleagues and the passengers ‘not to panic’, and a woman could be heard crying in the background, with several voices, supposedly from crew members saying, ‘don’t move’ and ‘It’s going to be alright’. 

Right before the end of the video, crew members who were on the floor also managed to get back onto their seats.

Watch the video below.