At least 15 passengers injured in PAL-flight turbulence

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PAL said the passengers sustained minor injuries.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Over a dozen passengers were injured on Friday (September 18) when a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight encountered turbulence en route to Manila from Hawaii.

According to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) management, a medical team was dispatched to assist 17 passengers after the plane landed as scheduled at NAIA Terminal 2 shortly after 4 p.m.

In a statement, PAL said the Flight PR101 departed Honolulu at 12:06 p.m. and the Airbus 340 aircraft experienced clear-air turbulence.

It added that the incident resulted in minor injuries to 15 out of the 132 passengers.

A team of medical personnel, airport officials and PAL customer relations officers were deployed to provide all available assistance to the passengers, the statement said.