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Turbulence in Emirates flight; passengers hurt

altAn Emirates passenger flight en route to India from Dubai on Sunday went down 200 feet (60 metres) owing to air turbulence. As a result, 20 passengers were injured. The flight that had 350 passengers on board landed safely in Cochin, South India, soon after the incident.
The plane "encountered a short period of heavy turbulence while cruising at 35,000 feet," Majid Al Mualla, Emirates Senior Vice President, said. "It experienced a 200-foot drop in altitude. There were 350 passengers on board the flight, 20 of whom suffered minor injuries."
Injured passengers were treated by medical teams at the airport.

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