Airliner plunges over Atlantic

Last updated 09:41 20/11/2012

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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.

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- AP

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