24 injured after ‘technical problem’ on LATAM Sydney-Auckland flight, NZ Herald reports

By Thomson Reuters Mar 11, 2024 | 1:39 AM

(Reuters) – Twenty-four people were injured after a “technical problem” caused strong movement on a LATAM Airlines flight from Sydney to Auckland, the New Zealand Herald reported on Monday.

“The plane landed at Auckland Airport as scheduled. As a result of the incident, some passengers and cabin crew were affected. They received immediate assistance and were evaluated or treated by medical staff at the airport as needed,” a LATAM spokesperson told the newspaper.

The flight involved was LA800, the report said. It was flown by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, according to data from flight tracking service Flightaware.

Boeing and LATAM did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.

(Reporting by Urvi Dugar in Bengaluru; Editing by Jamie Freed)