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Another Boeing Passenger Plane Declares ‘Emergency’, This Time Over Europe

Following a series of incidents involving Boeing aircraft in the US last week, a South American LATAM Airlines 787-9 Dreamliner en route from Sydney, Australia, to Auckland, New Zealand, encountered a “technical event” that led to significant turbulence, which injured at least 50 passengers.

LATAM told AP News that Flight LA800, involving a 787-9 Dreamliner, experienced a “technical event during the flight which caused a strong movement” but did not elaborate further on the incident. The local newspaper, the New Zealand Herald, explained that the plane suddenly lost altitude.

After the 787-9 Dreamliner landed, local ambulance services in Auckland treated 50 people for mild injuries, and 13 were taken to local area hospitals.

LATAM said in a statement to the New Zealand Herald: “As a result of the incident, some passengers and cabin crew were affected. They received immediate assistance and were evaluated or treated by medical staff at the airport as needed.”

The statement continued: “LATAM regrets the inconvenience and injury this situation may have caused its passengers and reiterates its commitment to safety as a priority within the framework of its operational standards.”

Update:

Following the LATAM Airlines 787-9 Dreamliner mid-air incident on Sunday, flight tracking website RadarBox reports a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777-306ER from Amsterdam to São Paulo has declared an emergency via Squawk code 7700 and is “currently diverting.”

Squawk code 7700 is a general emergency. There are no reasons yet why pilots declared the emergency.

READ 6 COMMENTS
  • Bruce Galbraith says:

    they seem to be falling apart lately maybe they should do like automakers and recall their planes

  • mrwojo says:

    Maybe we should be looking at aircraft maintenance?
    Door plug not installed correctly giving multiple cabin pressure warnings
    Nose wheel falling off. When was it last inspected/changed?

    • nana says:

      Heads should roll in the maintenance crews, too suspicious to have so many in 1 week,

      • See more says:

        Nana heads won’t roll if they are black. Boeing committed to hiring so many blacks with no experience. I think all the companies went this way. That’s why I don’t fly anymore.

  • nana says:

    Sounds far too suspicious to me, suddenly all their planes having trouble in 1 week, sabotage comes to mind.

  • James VanHoose says:

    I don’t know is it just me, it just seems like Boeing started going down hill when Nikki Hayley got involved with them.

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