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Video Footage Shows Aftermath of Severe Turbulence on Flight

Distressed and injured crew can be seen struggling to recover their composure as screams are heard in the background.

A video showing the aftermath of severe turbulence onboard a recent AirAsia X flight from Taipei, Taiwan, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has gone viral. The clip, which was recorded on AirAsia X Flight D7377291, shows clearly distressed and injured cabin crew struggling to recover from the turbulence while attempting to comfort themselves and their passengers, whose screams can be heard in the background.

In the video, members of staff are seen sprawled in the galley of the Airbus A330, which was carrying 291 passengers plus 11 cabin crew at the time of the incident. In the footage, which was originally released via WhatsAppp and has since gone viral, an air steward can be heard to ask of one of his colleagues, “Is he dead?”

Another member of staff attempting to pull herself up from the floor is told by her peer, “Don’t move.” As the crew struggle to recover themselves, another can be heard saying, as quoted by AOL, “Guys, alright, don’t be panicked okay. It’s going to be alright.”

A third member of staff, the Daily Mail reports, appears to rally the team, saying, “We need help to secure ourselves.”

The outlet reports that five persons were injured during the turbulence.

In a statement, AirAsia X, the low-cost subsidiary of AirAsia, confirmed the incident, saying, “The aircraft landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 at 4.30pm. Five injured passengers were treated by paramedics at the airport upon landing. All other passengers were attended to by ground staff and provided necessary assistance.”

This is the second major turbulence-related incident to have happened in recent weeks; just days before this clip was filmed, passengers onboard an Aeroflot plane from Moscow to Bangkok were injured by an unexpected and severe pocket of turbulence.

[Photo, Video: YouTube]

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Great_circle May 11, 2017

On a different note`; it's good to see how sturdy those planes are and the equipment within, including the seats and galley. So, as long as passengers keep those seatbelts fastened at all times it will save them a trip to the hospital.