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Vietnam Airlines flight hits air pocket, 30 hurt
October 20, 2010 / 10:34 AM / 7 years ago

Vietnam Airlines flight hits air pocket, 30 hurt

PARIS, Oct 20 (Reuters) - 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)

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