Qantas A330 flying from Hong Kong to Perth Sunday night encountered "severe turbulence" that resulted in the hospitalization of six passengers and one crewmember with "minor injuries," the airline confirmed. All were soon released. "The aircraft most likely encountered what is known as convective turbulence, which led to it rapidly gaining around 800 ft. in altitude before returning to its cruising altitude of 38,000 ft.," QF said, adding that it "remain[s] confident" in the A330, with which ...

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