World Many hurt in China flight turbulence

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

Plane lands at Sydney with hole in engine

  Plane lands at Sydney with hole in engine The China Eastern aircraft, heading to Shanghai, had to turn back after an hour with engine problems.Flight MU736 was heading from Sydney, Australia to Shanghai, but the pilot reported problems with the engine about one hour after taking off.

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.

Australian casino staff charged in China

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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.

Chinese woman avoids jail after tossing coins at plane .
An elderly passenger who threw coins at the engine of a plane at a Shanghai airport for good luck will not face police action, Chinese state media said on Wednesday. The superstitious 80-year-old woman delayed the China Southern Airlines flight on Tuesday for nearly six hours after she tossed nine coins at the engine from the tarmac while boarding, with one nestling inside.Police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport said the woman surnamed Qiu was a devoted Buddhist and believed the coin offering would ensure her safety on the flight to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

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