Dozens of passengers and airline crew were injured when a flight out of Heathrow hit severe turbulence, according to reports from those on board.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH1 to had 378 passengers on board when it hit turbulence, but managed to land safely at its destination airport in Kuala Lumpur.

The airline said some of those on board sustained “minor injuries” but some passengers took to social media to report they had gone to hospital after landing in Malaysia.

Pictures posted online by passengers showed toppled food trolleys, debris littering the aisle of the cabin, and fixtures including tray tables and overhead lockers broken in the wake of the incident.

Malaysian Airline confirmed that flight MH1 encountered turbulence over the Bay of Bengal during its flight from Heathrow on Sunday.

A statement from MAS said: “During the flight, the passenger seatbelt light was turned on due to air turbulence.

“Due to a brief moment of severe turbulence some passengers suffered minor injuries.

“Medical crew and Malaysia Airlines senior management met the aircraft on arrival in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

People on board the plane posted photos of damage in the planes cabin after it landed safely at its destination of Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Images show broken food trolleys, debris in the aisles and damaged overhead lockers.


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