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Cabin crew injured during turbulence (updated)

Two flight attendants were being treated in hospital after suffering injuries during turbulence on a flight from the UK to Cyprus on Wednesday evening, police said.

The Thomson flight carrying 328 passengers and 10 crew from Manchester landed at Larnaca airport at around 9pm.

Four cabin crew members were rushed to hospital after suffering injuries during turbulence that hit the aircraft over central Europe.

Two were discharged after receiving treatment while two others, a man and a woman, remained in hospital on Thursday. They were being treated for fractures to parts of their body.

The man 60, was being treated for a fractured pelvis while his colleague, 50, sustained two spinal fractures.

Their condition did not raise any concerns, airport operator Hermes spokesman Adamos Aspris said.

He added that there had not been any risk to the safety of the flight and the aircraft continued its course normally and landed according to schedule.

Carl Gissing, Director of Customer Service at Thomson Airways, confirmed that TOM2334 from Manchester to Cyprus on July 8 was affected by short-term unexpected turbulence.

“All customers had seatbelts on at the time so there were no injuries,” he said. “Unfortunately, however, four cabin crew members did sustain injuries and were taken to hospital upon arrival in Larnaca.”

“While we are unable to comment further on matters of employee wellbeing, we would like to remind everyone that the safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and we are providing full support to those affected.”

The flight has already returned to Manchester.




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