Accident: Eva B773 near Fukuoka on Nov 22nd 2017, turbulence injures 12

Accident: Eva B773 near Fukuoka on Nov 22nd 2017, turbulence injures 12

An Eva Airways Boeing 777-300, registration B-16718 performing flight BR-56 from Taipei (Taiwan) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) with 178 passengers and 21 crew, was enroute at FL310 about 180nm eastsoutheast of Fukuoka (Japan) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing altitude deviations of +375 and -550 feet, the speed over ground varied between 600 and 568 knots. The aircraft stabilized at FL310 and continued to Chicago for a safe landing about 11 hours later. One cabin crew received serious injuries, 3 passengers and 8 cabin crew minor injuries. 

Taiwan's ASC reported one cabin crew received serious, 3 passengers and 8 cabin crew received minor injuries. The ASC have opened an investigation into the occurrence.

The airline reported a passenger with medical qualification took care of the injured in flight. The injured were taken to a hospital after landing.