Panic on Madrid-bound flight

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Barajas airport, Madrid. credit: shutterstock

THERE was panic on a Madrid-bound flight when the plane en route from Mauritius went through strong turbulence and suddenly dropped 300 metres.

Around 35 passengers suffered cuts and bruises as they tried to protect themselves from the abrupt drop in altitude or were hit by objects, Spanish press reported.

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At least 11 passengers were transferred to hospitals in Madrid after the aircraft landed safely at the capital’s Barajas airport on Tuesday night.


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