30 passengers injured on Vietnam Airlines flight


A spokeswoman for Vietnam Airlines said on Wednesday that 30 passengers were injured when carrier’s plane hit an air pocket over Russia and abruptly lost altitude.

Reuters reports that the aircraft, a Boeing 777 departing from Hanoi, landed at 0515 GMT at Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris with no technical difficulties, completing its route.

Of the 30 injured passengers, nine passengers and three crew members were being treated in a Paris hospital for injuries which were described as “not severe”.

“Their state is not a concern,” the spokeswoman said.