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Turbulence on Atlantic flight injures 30

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Passenger recalls “10 seconds of terror” in cloudless sky

Around 30 people suffered cuts and bruises when the aircraft they were travelling on suddenly bounced upwards 500 metres and then dropped 1,000 meters. The terrifying incident happened in a cloudless sky on a flight from Havana in Cuba to Milan due to strong turbulence over the Atlantic, just as meals were being served. One bruised passenger, Edoardo De Lucchi, recalled “10 seconds of terror” as plates went flying and passengers not wearing seatbelts were thrown around.
The Neos Air flight continued to Milan Malpensa after the captain found there was no structural damage or serious injuries.
AP / ANSA
[photo by Scott Wright]

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