An Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200, operating as flight EY474 from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta on May 4, encountered severe and unexpected turbulence about 45 minutes prior to arrival at Soekarno Hatta International Airport, injuring 31 passengers, the airline said in a statement.
The flight landed safely and passengers were met by medical assistance teams as they disembarked the aircraft.
Twenty-two passengers have been released from the airport clinic after being treated by paramedics for minor injuries. Nine other passengers and a crew member were taken to a local hospital, according to the Etihad statement.
The turbulence also caused some damage to cabin storage areas.
As a result, flight EY475 from Jakarta to Abu Dhabi on May 4 has been canceled.
Etihad Airways said it has sent a support team from its home base in Abu Dhabi, and is assisting passengers scheduled to travel on this flight by rebooking them on alternate flights or providing hotel accommodation.