Airliner plunges over Atlantic

Last updated 09:41 20/11/2012

Relevant offers


The A to Z guide to Airbnb: How it works and what should you know Why Waimate? Why not? 25 beaches to see in your lifetime Slimy salamander 'Snot Otter' aims to wow zoo crowds in the US Archaeologists restore ancient Roman temple in Israeli port No visitor levy but other sweeteners possible - Steven Joyce Kiwis shrug off wet summer with overseas holidays Kiwi team win unusual road rally challenge in Oregon, US Jetstar disputes 'worst airline' tag after last-place finish in consumer survey Archangel Winery: Experience wine, art and food

An airliner flying from Havana to Milan abruptly plunged about 1000 metres when it hit unusually strong turbulence over the Atlantic yesterday, terrifying passengers and leaving some 30 people aboard with bruises and scrapes, airline officials said.

The flight continued to Milan's Malpensa airport after the plane's captain determined that it suffered no structural damage and two physicians on board found no serious injuries said Giulio Buzzi, head of the pilots division at Neos Air.

The ANSA news agency quoted bruised passenger Edoardo De Lucchi as saying meals were being served when suddenly there was "10 seconds of terror." He recounted how plates went flying and some passengers who were not wearing seatbelts bounced about.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content