Severe turbulence sends fliers across cabin, injuring 20

July 17, 2014 1:56 PM

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Severe turbulence sends fliers across cabin, injuring 20

Twenty people were injured after "severe turbulence" jolted a South African Airways flight headed from Johannesburg to Hong Kong on Wednesday. The turbulence was so serve that video footage showed at least one hole in the jet's ceiling panels that apparently was caused by a man's head after he went flying into the air.

The Airbus A340-400 operating South African Flight SA286 encountered clear air turbulence over Kuala Lumpur around 8:30 a.m. local time before landing safely in Hong Kong at 12:30 p.m. local time. Medical staff were waiting at the Hong Kong airport to tend to passengers on SA286 upon arrival, accord...

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