Europa: Passenger Trapped In Overhead Bin In Flight Turbulence; Many Injured (Video)

At least 30 injured after Boeing flight hits turbulence, sending passengers flying with one man stuck in the overhead bin

One passenger, who identified himself as Norys, said he was enjoying his flight back home from a European tour when the captain gave a warning about turbulence and urged passengers to remain seated and fasten their seatbelts

“A long time after that, there was a very, very slight turbulence, it was barely felt, and from one moment to the next the plane abruptly fell and we all went up,” Norys told Uruguayan outlet El Observador.

“Those who did not have seatbelts flew and some remained hooked to the roof,” he added

Another passenger, named Juan, echoed other passengers’ description that the whole incident felt like something out of a “horror movie,” comparing it to a near-death experience.

“The sensation was one of terror, feeling that you are falling and that it does not end,” he told El Observador.

“And you are aware that you are falling at an incalculable speed. And you felt that it ended there, that you died.”

Uruguay’s Foreign Ministry said the injured are being treated at the Monsenhor Walfredo Gurgel Hospital, in Natal, with transportation being readied for them to return to Montevideo.

Air Europa said a new plane will leave Madrid to pick up any remaining passengers who did not opt to take a bus ride back to Uruguay.

Watch the video below.

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