Panic on Madrid-bound flight

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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.

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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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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