A vivid picture of what appears to be blood splattered copiously across a seat, along with a photo of passenger belongings strewn around an aisle, have been posted on social media after a Thai Airways B777 hit violent turbulence over Singapore.
A passenger who was said not to have been wearing a seatbelt was apparently flung into the air, banging his head on the ceiling of the plane, according to Thai news site Khaosod.
The images from Facebook published by Khaosod were posted by a Thai Airways flight attendant, according to Gulf-based news site Emirates 24/7.
About 72 passengers and 12 crew were “terrified” when the flight from Jakarta to Bangkok hit massive turbulence over Singapore, Emirates 24/7 reported.
It said the airline had issued a statement following the incident apologising to passengers while praising the pilots for landing the aircraft safely.
“All those who were hurt on the aircraft have returned home from hospital,” the airline’s statement read.
There were no reports of serious injuries.
Written by Peter Needham