Many Injured on Hainan Airlines Flight When Plane Drops 4000 Meters

Many Injured on Hainan Airlines Flight When Plane Drops 4000 Meters
Aug 12, 2015 By eChinacities.com

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Yesterday, a number of passengers were injured on Hainan Airlines flight HU7148 from Chengdu to Beijing when the aircraft dropped 4200 meters in strong turbulence. Both passengers and crew were among the injured.

The flight arrived safely at Beijing Capital International Airport and medical staff was on the ground to care for those injured and arrange hospital transportation.

One passenger, Lin, said that the airplane dropped twice quickly and then began to free fall. “I did not fasten my seat belt, so I hit the ceiling and flew back into the aisle of the row behind me. When I got up, I looked around the cabin. It was a mess.”

Passenger Xiao Kan said that because of the weightlessness caused by the drop in height, objects began to fly around the cabin. The plane was very chaotic in some sections, he said.

Passengers said that the turbulence lasted a few minutes.

When the plane landed, “I saw a stewardess with a hand injury, her hand was wrapped up and bloody. Two flight attendants were also limping,” said Zhang, a passenger on the flight. She said that most people who were injured were not wearing seat belts and had foot and head injuries.

Source:inews.qq.com

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Keywords: Beijing-Chengdu flight HU7148 Hainan Airlines

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coineineagh
comment|63939|112751

And this is another reason why on-board cameras would be a good thing. I wouldn't be saying this if people got killed, but I'd love to see how it looked, passengers hurled around the cabin weightlessly. The world has been deprived some amazing spontaneous entertainment, and I mourn the loss.

Aug 13, 2015 06:49 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|63930|43131

buckle up!

Aug 13, 2015 05:56 Report Abuse

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Karajorma
comment|63922|86810

I feel sorry for the stewardesses or anyone who was going to the bathroom. If you were in your seat then you're a fucking idiot if you got injured. They tell you to keep your seatbelt on for exactly this reason.

Aug 12, 2015 16:45 Report Abuse

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Samsara
comment|63924|239770

Agreed! But do you think any of the people who experienced this will start fastening their seatbelts or stowing their items like instructed? Hahaha, yeah right. You'd have as much luck asking them to switch their phones off.

Aug 12, 2015 17:46 Report Abuse

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coineineagh
comment|63940|112751

I think many of them will never fly again.

Aug 13, 2015 06:50 Report Abuse

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Samsara
comment|63919|239770

My god! Chaos on a plane that was NOT caused by Chinese passengers. This is a rare and wonderful thing.

Aug 12, 2015 15:57 Report Abuse

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Nessquick
comment|63950|103576

Let's call it Karma :-D

Aug 13, 2015 16:16 Report Abuse

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mikesingh
comment|63918|1576241

i am already scared.... it can happen with anyone and kind of death in-front of your eyes ..O MY GOD ..TOMORROW i have a flight

Aug 12, 2015 15:39 Report Abuse