At least 50 injured after ‘incident’ on flight from Sydney to Auckland

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At least 50 injured after ‘incident’ on flight from Sydney to Auckland

At least 50 people have been injured after an “incident” on an in-bound flight at Auckland International Airport.

The LATAM Airlines flight from Sydney to Auckland suffered a technical problem which caused a strong movement, according to local media reports.

Ambulance service Hato Hone St John said around 50 people were assessed and treated at the scene, with one person in a serious condition and the remainder in a moderate to minor condition.

Around 12 people were taken to hospital for treatment, it added.

It said it was notified of the incident at 3.58pm local time and seven ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and two major incident support team vehicles were among those deployed to the scene.

One passenger onboard the plane said she experienced a “quick little drop” during the flight.

She said she saw “at least” five people being taken away by paramedics who were waiting after the plane landed and was pleased to have made it safely to New Zealand, The New Zealand Herald reported.

The woman said she was unaware of how serious the incident was for other passengers.

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The LA800 flight, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, landed at Auckland airport as scheduled on Monday afternoon, according to flight tracker, FlightAware.

The flight normally stops in Auckland on its way to Santiago in Chile.

Sky News has contacted LATAM Airlines for comment.

The airline operates regular routes between Sydney, Auckland and major centres in South America.

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