Terrified passengers suffer from broken bones and are left seriously injured during heavy turbulence minutes before landing in Germany
- Thirteen people reported injured after Eurowings flew over Berlin in turbulence
- A doctor decided that eight had to be taken to the nearby hospital for treatment
- Injuries include head wounds, cuts, fractures, and cervical injuries
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Severe turbulence injured 13 people during a flight prepared to land in Germany on Monday, with one woman at the back in serious condition.
The Eurowings Airbus A319 just flew in turbulence over Berlin's Tegel airport, injuring 13 people with eight of them needing further medical assistance at the hospital.
Those injured suffered head injuries, finger fractures, deep cuts and cervical injuries.
The flight approached its final destination and returned from Lamezia Terme, Italy, when the captain set a & # 39; closed cloud formation at an altitude of 9,000 meters & # 39; saw, according to a Eurowings spokeswoman.
On Monday, a Eurowings aircraft (photo) went into turbulence before it landed at Tegel airport in Berlin. Thirteen people were injured, but a doctor decided that only eight needed further medical assistance. Among them was a woman who was seriously injured & # 39; but her condition is not considered life threatening
Eurowings aircraft at Vienna international airport. During the landing, the emergency services rushed to the plane
& # 39; He then switched on the seat belt signs as a precaution. These would normally take about ten minutes for it to land once the aircraft reaches an altitude of 3000 meters, & she said.
Reportedly, the captain then made an announcement in both German and English to alert passengers to the stormy conditions ahead and to ask them to return to their seats and fasten their seat belts.
According to Aviation24.de, people ignored him and released their belts.
& # 39; During the announcement, there was indeed turbulence, whereby passengers who had not fastened their seatbelts were unfortunately injured & # 39 ;, the spokeswoman added.
Upon landing, emergency services, including the fire brigade and ambulances, rushed to the aircraft to provide assistance.
The seriously injured female passenger is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition.
The rest of the passengers were taken to the terminal.
Eurowings has been contacted for further comments.
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