PARIS Oct 20 Thirty passengers on a Vietnam
Airlines flight to Paris were injured when their plane
hit an air pocket over Russia and lost altitude abruptly, a
spokeswoman for the airline said on Wednesday.
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.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau and Tim Hepher)