Paris airport: 21 injured on Vietnam Airlines flight

20th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

A Vietnam Airlines flight from Hanoi to Paris hit severe turbulence Wednesday, causing it to lurch violently and injure 21 of those on board, French authorities and the airline said.

"The flight hit turbulence around two-and-a-half hours after takeoff. There were light injuries but nothing serious. Nothing happened as regards the plane," a Vietnam Airlines spokesman said.

Nine of those on board the Boeing 777 were taken to hospital in the northern suburbs of Paris, while others were treated by fire crews before being brought to the airport's clinic to be examined.

Of those hurt, 18 were passengers and three were crew members.

© 2010 AFP

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