They saw the task with their own eyes – 50 injured on a LATM Boeing flight from Sydney to Oakland

Fifty people were injured with the 13 having to be taken to hospital by severe turbulence during 787-9 Dreamliner of LATAM Airlines from Sydney to Oakland, New Zealand. “The ambulance rescuers assessed the condition of 50 wounded on board, one of whom is in serious condition, and provided them with the first aid,” said Gerard Campbell of the New Zealand Ambulance Service St. John. The rescue crews were notified around 16:00 local time (05:00 Greek time) to rush to the airport, where 5 ambulances were sent. According to an announcement in the New Zealand Herald of LATAM Airlines, which has its headquarters in Chile, “technical problem” caused a “strong move” during its plane flight from Sydney to Oakland. According to the real-time flight monitoring company FlightAware, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of the South American airline performing the LA800 flight landed at Oakland Airport on schedule this afternoon (local time). This flight bound for Santiago, Chile usually stops in Oakland. A representative of the airline told Herald that there was a “technical problem” in the flight that affected some crew members and passengers, but did not provide more details. Boeing and LATAM Airlines have so far not answered Reuters questions about the causes and type of incident.