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Five injured on Spain-bound Ryanair flight

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Five injured on Spain-bound Ryanair flight
The aircraft reportedly dipped at a 60 degree angle throwing bags and belongings in all directions. Photo: Michael Osmenda/Flickr
14:23 CEST+02:00
Five people on board a Ryanair flight from Dublin to the Catalan city of Reus have been injured after severe turbulence caused them to be "catapulted from their seats".

According to the low-cost airline, three cabin crew members and two passengers suffered minor cuts and bruises.

But online Irish daily The Journal has since spoken to some of the people on board, who claim passengers hit the ceiling when they were “catapulted from their seats”.

One passenger is said to be awaiting an air ambulance back to Ireland to undergo surgery on her neck.

The aircraft reportedly dipped at a 60 degree angle throwing bags and belongings in all directions.

“One passenger on board claims that one of the injured passengers is awaiting an air ambulance back to Ireland to undergo surgery on her neck,” The Journal reported on Wednesday.

Other testimonies describe scenes of panic as an air hostess rushed down the aisle asking if there were any doctors or nurses on board, leading some passengers to believe the pilot had been injured.

Those who did help the injured were not medical professionals and had to use plastic bags and tissue as cabin crew told them only doctors could use the first aid kit. 

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