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Boeing has to make emergency landing: 30 injured in severe turbulence

Boeing has to make emergency landing: 30 injured in severe turbulence

Air Europa plane makes emergency landing in Brazil

According to the local airport operator, flight UX045 had to make an emergency landing at Natal airport in northeastern Brazil at 2:42 a.m. local time (4:42 a.m. CEST). The aircraft was a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. There were 325 passengers on board.

The airport operator also said passengers who needed medical attention were taken by ambulance to hospitals in Natal. One passenger reported on X that passengers were stuck on the plane for a long time after landing while the crew had already left the aircraft.

One dead, several injured on plane in Singapore

Just at the end of May, a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 suddenly plunged to the ground at 2,000 metres (6,600 feet) on its way from London to Singapore. A 73-year-old Briton died, probably of a heart attack. His wife and dozens of other people were injured, some seriously. Most were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the sudden turbulence.

According to experts, turbulence — especially so-called clear-air turbulence, which cannot be detected by onboard radar — has become more common due to climate change. According to a 2023 study, the average duration of turbulence increased by 16 percent from 1979 to 2020. The number of severe turbulence increased by more than 50 percent.

Based on information from Reuters and Agence France-Presse

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