World Many hurt in China flight turbulence

15:35  18 june  2017
15:35  18 june  2017 Source:   BBC News

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United flight was diverted to Denver, Colorado, after it hit severe turbulence Incident left 21 people hurt ; most had moderate head, neck and back injuries FAA: Turbulence is the leading cause of injuries in nonfatal plane accidents

The Russian airline said in an earlier statement that several passengers had been injured during "severe turbulence " 40 minutes before Aeroflot operates two flights a day from Moscow to Bangkok. Thailand is a top destination for Russian tourists, with many visiting the country's beach resorts.

A China Eastern Airlines plane is seen at the international airport in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 12 June 2017: The latest incident comes a week after a hole was found in the engine of this China Eastern Airlines plane© EPA The latest incident comes a week after a hole was found in the engine of this China Eastern Airlines plane At least 26 people were injured, four seriously, when turbulence hit a China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris on Sunday, state media reports.

The turbulence struck as flight MU774 was on its way to Kunming, in the southern Yunnan province.

Passengers suffered broken bones, cuts to the scalp and soft tissue injuries, the Xinhua state news agency reported.

China Eastern Airlines later said it was crucial passengers wear seatbelts as flights descend.

"I was on the flight, and I felt like I would not survive," the Hong Kong- based South China Morning Post quoted one passenger as saying on the Weibo microblogging site.

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Just last week, a China -to-Canada jet ran into a ride so wild that it sent 21 passengers to the hospital—fortunately, none of the injuries A more likely event? Turbulence so nuts if forces the pilots to divert from the flight path and land early. How Often Do People Get Hurt During Turbulence ?

At least 26 people were injured, four seriously, when turbulence hit a China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris on Sunday, state media reports. Xinhua said ( in Chinese ) that two violent bumps and many small bumps occurred over about 10 minutes.

"Many people were injured, and among them, many had not buckled up."

Xinhua said that two violent bumps and many small bumps occurred over about 10 minutes.

It said that during the turbulence, several passengers' heads and shoulders collided with the luggage racks, some luggage racks broke from the impact, and some luggage fell off the racks and hit customers.

The airline said on its Weibo account that the Airbus A330, that had taken off from Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, landed safely in Kunming.

A week ago, a China Eastern Airlines flight to Shanghai had to turn back to Sydney after a technical failure which left a hole in an engine casing.

The pilot reported problems with the engine of the plane, another Airbus A330, about one hour after taking off. Passengers told media they smelt something burning inside the aircraft.

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