Severe Turbulence Causes Passengers To Be Flung To The Ceiling With Severe Injuries

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Flight From Hell: Severe Turbulence Hits Plane Over Atlantic Ocean -The New York Daily Paper

A flight from Madrid to Buenos Aires was affected by bad turbulence. Passengers who were not wearing seatbelts were injured. The turbulence sagged and shook the Airbus A330 at 11,500 meters (38,000 feet) about 7 hours into the flight.

The flight descended into pandemonium, with passengers panicking and food and drinks carts thrown around. At least 12 people were injured, and three of them were later hospitalized with severe injuries.

The airline said that some passengers hit the ceiling while attempting to secure their seatbelts that were unbuckled at the time of the turbulence. Passenger Adrian Torres said that he fumbled for his seat belt, leaving him with a small bruise and his colleague with a broken nose.

The chaotic incident on board the flight from Madrid to Buenos Aires left other passengers injured as well, suffering cuts and bruises. The ceiling panelling was also damaged as passengers were thrown upwards in the chaos.

Aerolneas Argentinas said that nine passengers had to be treated for minor injuries after the plane landed at Ezeiza airport at 4.30am, and that three more were hospitalized.

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