21 injured on Vietnam Airlines flight to Paris

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Posted: Oct 20, 2010 11:35 AM
21 injured on Vietnam Airlines flight to Paris

Vietnam Airlines says a flight from Hanoi to Paris has encountered severe turbulence which injured 21 people, including nine who required hospital treatment.

The airline says the 18 passengers and three crew members injured aboard Vietnam Airlines flight 535 were given first aid on the plane by crew members. It says the aircraft later made a safe landing at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

The statement Wednesday said all of the injured people were examined at a clinic, and nine were sent to a hospital. It says all are expected to recover quickly.

It says the Boeing 777-200 airplane will be inspected before it returns to Vietnam.