According to local authorities, the injured were taken to the First People's Hospital in Yunnan and Yanan Hospital Affiliated to Kunming Medical University.
A Chinese Eastern Airlines flight from Paris on Sunday experienced wild turbulence as flight MU774 was on its way to Kunming, in the southern Yunnan province.
Passengers suffered bone fractures, scalp lacerations and soft tissue injuries caused by falling baggage or collisions with overhead lockers, it cited local hospitals as saying.
A huge hole in a part of the left engine of an Eastern Chinese airplane
An injured passenger said: "We felt strong turbulence twice and minor turbulence three times". It added that all passengers should fasten safety belts during flights for safety.
The flight crew took necessary measures and the flight landed safely, China Eastern said in a statement on Sunday morning.
China Eastern Airlines later said it was crucial passengers wear seatbelts as flights descend. An injured passenger surnamed Shang was quoted as saying: "We applauded when the plane landed safely".Читайте также: Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'
"Many people were injured, and among them, many had not buckled up".
A week ago, a China Eastern Airlines flight to Shanghai had to turn back to Sydney after a technical failure which left a hole in an engine casing.
The plane, an Airbus A330-200 twinjet, landed without incident and there were no injuries, according to Kathy Zhang, general manager for the Oceania region at the airlines.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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The exact number of injured passengers was being verified, Xinhua said.Код для вставки в блог