A China Eastern Airlines from Paris to Kunming Changshui International Airport was today hit by by turbulence during landing, injuring 20 people. Flight MU744, departing from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, was about to land in Kunming Changshui International Airport in Yunnan province, when it was hit by turbulence, the China Eastern Airlines said in its Weibo account. The injured were taken to the First People’s Hospital of Yunnan Province and Yan’an Hospital Affiliated to Kunming Medical University, after the flight landed around 9 am, an hour later than scheduled, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The injured, including four with severe injuries, suffered from bone fractures, scalp lacerations, soft tissue injuries and other light wounds, due to baggage falling or crushing on overhead bins, according to the hospitals. None of the injured are in critical condition. Authorities are still checking the overall number of injured and their personal information.