A woman on an Air New Zealand flight that hit turbulence shortly after taking off from Vietnam has described it as a flight from hell.
The airline said three cabin crew members and one passenger received minor injuries when the turbulence hit about 40 minutes into the flight to Auckland yesterday.
The plane turned back to Ho Chi Minh City where the four people were assessed and treated by medical staff.
Passenger Emma Te Paa wrote on social media that, just as an air hostess handed her a meal, the flight hit really bad turbulence.
Ms Te Paa said the plane dropped, causing food to fly everywhere and people to scream.
She said some staff were thrown up to the ceiling
The flight was able to leave again this morning and was due to land in Auckland early this evening.