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21 Injured on China Airlines Flight to Bangkok

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 3 October 2008

On Thursday, China Airlines flight CI 641 encountered severe air turbulence on its way from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Thailand. The aircraft arrived in Bangkok safely, but about 21 people were injured, with 5 crewmembers and 16 passengers receiving hospital treatment.

The 10-year-old Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft, registration number B-18202, departed from Hong Kong at 11:50 am with 147 passengers and 18 crew members aboard. The incident occurred without warning at 1:59 pm over Thai airspace, enroute from Hong Kong to Bangkok.

As soon as the flight arrived in Bangkok at 2:23 pm, the aircraft underwent thorough turbulence inspection. It will fly back Taipei as soon as the inspection is completed and it is confirmed that the aircraft is unharmed.

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