Fasten your seat belts, this is not a test. Guangzhou Daily brings us this news today that on July 4th, Shanghai Airlines flight FM9105 encountered serious turbulence leaving twenty passengers injured on their flight from Shanghai to Beijing.
According to one of the passengers, a Mr. Ma, the plane took off from Shanghai at 3:30 pm and was set to arrive in Beijing at 5:45 pm. “At around 5:20 pm, the plane suddenly lurched,” reported Mr. Ma. At the time, the flight attendants were just coming around to collect dinner trays, and many passengers hit their heads on the overhead compartments.
Doctors at the Tianjin Military Hospital confirmed that the eight members of the flight crew and fourteen passengers were injured to varying degrees. While none of the passengers suffered any long-term injuries, one flight attendant did sustain a more serious injury to her back from the sudden impact.
Thanks to Peijin C. for the tip.
Photo by Andrew W. Sieber