RJ passengers injured in NY flight
Amman, November 7, 2012
Seven passengers on a Royal Jordanian flight were slighly injured on Wednesday when their plane was hit by turbulence over the British skies en route from New York’s JFK international Airport to Amman.
The Jordanian carrier said the aircraft had 139 passengers onboard, including 12 crew members, at the time of the incident.
RJ said the A340 aircraft experienced moderate turbulence and as the skies were clear and absent of clouds, the captain did not get any warning from the air navigation systems in the cockpit of any expected turbulence.
The flight was shaken by the turbulence and seven passengers, who were moving in the cabin, suffered minor injuries, the airline said in a statement. The rest of the passengers who kept their safety belts fastened were not affected, it added.
RJ president/CEO Amer Hadidi along with air safety officials at the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission and the Civil Defence team received the aircraft upon landing at Queen Alia International Airport at 5pm, the statement said.
First aid was later provided to the injured and they were taken to a hospital as a precaution, it added.-TradeArabia News Service