Jet turns back after hitting turbulence severe turbulence off Cervantes: Perth

AN Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 was forced to return to Perth last night after it encountered severe turbulence off Cervantes.

Flight EY487 the non-stop service to Abu Dhabi took off at 5.15pm and climbed to about 8534mts off Cervantes when it encountered the severe turbulence.

The crew descended to 6096mts and reduced speed by 100kts (185km/hr) while they accessed the situation.

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