Airliner plunges over Atlantic

Last updated 09:41 20/11/2012

Relevant offers

Travel Troubles

Bruce Springsteen fans arrive at airport to find Jetstar flights cancelled As Storm Doris wollops UK and Ireland, airplanes struggle to land Passengers cheer when man accused of racism kicked off US flight Qatar Airways says 'inappropriate images were old, staff sacked' The strange route Benjamin Netanyahu took to get from Singapore to Sydney Tourist faces jail for feeding breadcrumbs to fish in Phuket, Thailand Lindsay Lohan claims she was 'racially profiled' for wearing headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport Fighter jets intercept passenger plane after it loses contact with air traffic control Airport evacuated after passenger smokes e-cigarette in toilet Woman saved after falling from cruise ship into Pacific Ocean

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