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Air Europa – Severe turbulence: Plane ends up in luggage rack

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Forty people were injured — and one person vomited in the baggage rack — when a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner encountered severe turbulence on Monday this week.

An emergency landing was made in São Gonçalo do Amarante, Brazil, where 30 people received medical treatment at the airport.

For safety reasons: Air Europa plane forced to make emergency landing in Brazil. Photo: Claudio Fernandez Arbes / UGC / AFP
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Ten passengers had to be taken to hospital, several foreign media outlets reported, including Sky News And News letters.

In the luggage rack

The plane, belonging to the Spanish airline Air Europa, was en route from Madrid, Spain, to Montevideo, Uruguay, with 325 passengers on board.

More videos from the event The cabin is in a state of happy chaos. In one clip, two feet can be seen sticking out of the luggage rack, before other passengers help the person in question down.

According to the Brazilian newspaper G1 GloboPassengers reported that “people flew to the roof” during the turbulence, and that “the roof fell and injured several passengers.”

Sources tell the newspaper that the man who ended up in the luggage rack was not wearing a seat belt. It is not known what condition the person in question is in.

She should not be notified.

Many passengers are said to have “thought they were going to die”.

– Most of them were asleep. It had been six hours since we left Madrid, and we had no warning about the turbulence, passenger Sandra Saldaña told G1 Globo.

According to Sky News, the cabin roof, as well as several seats, were severely damaged during the strong turbulence.

Devastation: Passengers describe violent scenes from the cabin. Photo: Claudio Fernandez Arbes/UGC/AFP

Devastation: Passengers describe violent scenes from the cabin. Photo: Claudio Fernandez Arbes/UGC/AFP
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“Our flight to Montevideo was diverted to Natal due to strong turbulence. The plane made a normal landing and the injured are receiving treatment.” X.

He died

At the end of May Jeffrey Kitchen, 73, died of a heart attack during the severe turmoil. On board a Singapore Airlines flight. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok.

The 73-year-old man and his wife were on their way from the UK to Singapore when the disturbance occurred. The couple, originally from Bristol, England, were on their way to Australia, where they were on a six-week holiday.

Jeffrey, 73, died during the unrest.

Jeffrey, 73, died during the unrest.


according to Reuters More than 30 people were injured. The turbulence is also said to have occurred when the flight crew was serving breakfast.

Photos taken on board the plane after the emergency landing show oxygen masks hanging from the ceiling. In addition, objects, luggage, food and drink are strewn about.

“Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. We deeply apologise for the distressing experience our passengers and crew had on this flight,” the airline said after the incident.

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