A total of 32 people were injured when a China Airlines plane lost control and experienced a steep drop in air when approaching Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport around Thursday noon.
The CR641 747-400 passenger plane, which belongs to Taiwan's China Airlines, had departed from Hongkong to head for Bangkok. The fall occurred 20 minutes before its landing time at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
It finally managed to the land safely at 1:23 pm (0623 GMT) at the airport.
A total of 21 passengers and 11 crew were injured. They were sent to three hospitals in Bangkok after the plane landed.
(Xinhua News Agency October 3, 2008)