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Qantas passenger and flight attendant suffer head and neck injuries

A Qantas passenger and flight attendant were rushed to hospital after a plane hit severe turbulence on its way to Hervey Bay from Brisbane.

The QantasLink plane was forced to turn back to Brisbane because of the turbulence with an ambulance meeting it on the ground. 

In total, five people were treated for injuries with two taken to hospital. 

It is thought that some of the injured passengers had not been wearing seatbelts when the plane was struck by turbulence suddenly.

It is the latest Qantas flight to face chaos after several had to make emergency landings in January. 

On January 29, a QantasLink flight from Sydney to Coffs Harbour was dramatically turned back after experiencing a landing gear problem.

About 10 minutes into the flight the pilot asked for clearance to turn the Dash 8 aircraft around and return to Sydney Airport, landing safely just after 5pm on Sunday before unimpressed passengers were switched to another flight. 

Earlier this month, a Qantas plane travelling from Auckland to Sydney issued a mayday after one engine failed over the Tasman Sea. 

Source of data and images: dailymail

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