12 injured on flight as severe turbulence 'breaks bones' and forces emergency landing

12 injured as severe turbulence 'breaks bones' and forces emergency landing
12 injured as severe turbulence 'breaks bones' and forces emergency landing

A flight from Madrid to Sao Paolo hit turbulence so severe that 12 passengers and crew members were left injured on Monday.

The TAM Airlines Flight 8065 hit turbulence so strong that people were slammed into the cabin roof, reportedly suffering everything from cuts and bruises through to broken bones, says news.com.au.

The incident forced the plane to make an unscheduled landing in the north-east Brazilian city of Fortaleza, reports Weather.com.

In a statement, the airline said two people remain in hospital after the incident, which only lasted a few seconds, but made a big impact and caused panic among passengers, reports the Washington Post.

According to Travellers Today, the flight hit turbulence over Ecuador, and landed in Brazil 45 minutes later.

The Airbus A330-200 was carrying 200 passengers from Brazil, Spain, Poland and Columbia.

Want to know more about air turbulence? Don't miss our investigation: flight turblulence: is it getting worse?

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