Etihad Airway Flight EY474 from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta encountered severe and unexpected turbulence about 45 minutes which left 31 passengers injured before its arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
The A330-200 Airbus landed safely at the airport in Jakarta, where nine passengers were taken to hospital. 22 others have been released from the airport clinic after being treated by paramedics for minor injuries. Also, the cabin storage areas were also damaged as a result of the turbulence.
Twitter user @NasserRomaithy posted photos of a hole in an overhead luggage bin and dangling oxygen masks that were purportedly taken by a passenger.
As a result of the incident, flight EY475 from Jakarta to Abu Dhabi on May 4 has been cancelled.