Kunming flight turbulence

June 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Mekong, News

BEIJING, 19 June 2017: At least 26 people were injured, four of them seriously, when a China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris hit turbulence on Sunday over southwest China, state media said.

The incident happened when Flight MU744 from Charles de Gaulle Airport was descending to land at Kunming Changshui International Airport in Yunnan province, Xinhua news agency reported.

Passengers are being treated for bone fractures, scalp lacerations and soft tissue injuries caused by falling baggage or collisions with overhead lockers, it cited local hospitals as saying. Read more

Indonesia turbulence hits airlines

May 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Indonesia, News

HONG KONG, 9 May 2016: Seventeen passengers were injured Saturday when a Hong Kong Airlines flight hit severe turbulence over Borneo after taking off from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, an airport official said.

The extreme weather forced Hong Kong-bound Flight CRK 6704 carrying 204 passengers and 12 crew to return to Denpasar.

“Seventeen people were injured, 12 must be admitted to a hospital for further treatment while five others were treated in the airport clinic and have been released,” Trikora Harjo, general manager of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, told AFP. Read more