Due to encountering clear air turbulence, Qatar Airways flight QR960 traveling from Doha to Denpasar, was forced to divert to Bangkok.
As a result, some passengers sustained moderate injuries, and a few others sustained minor injuries. After the plane landed safely, medical teams were present to provide assistance to those who were affected.
Qatar Airways has arranged for all passengers to receive meals and accommodations in Bangkok for the night, with the flight to Denpasar resuming the following day (May 11).
Qatar Airways QR960 Flight Diverted to Bangkok
The airline apologizes for any inconvenience caused and reassures its passengers and crew that safety and security remain top priorities.
The airline issued a statement about the QR960 Incident on its Twitter page.
It has been confirmed that during the journey of flight QR960 from Doha to Denpasar, severe turbulence was encountered, leading to some passengers getting injured.
Upon encountering severe turbulence, the Boeing 777-300 ER operating Qatar Airways flight QR960 from Doha to Denpasar safely landed in Bangkok to provide the affected passengers and crew with necessary medical attention.
Qatar Airways ensures that the safety and security of the passengers and crew are its top priority and will provide further updates as more details become available.
According to Flight Radar 24, Qatar Airways flight QR960 took off from Doha International Airport (DOH) at 4:54 AM UTC. After being airborne for almost 9 hours, the plane was diverted to Bangkok Airport (BKK) at 11:26 AM UTC.
The plane was originally bound for Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar (DPS), in Indonesia.
The plane involved in the incident is Boeing 777-300ER, registered A7-BAN. According to Planespotters.net, the plane is 12 years old and is powered by GE90 engines.
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