Ryanair emergency landing as 'severe turbulence' injures three
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Three people have been injured on a Ryanair passenger plane following violent turbulence.
The flight from Germany to Majorca, Spain, had to make an emergency landing after two crew members and a passenger suffered minor injuries.
A Ryanair spokeswoman said Flight FR6218 suffered "severe turbulence" on its approach to Palma de Majorca airport.
According to the Independent Online, a statement said: "As a result of the turbulence the captain requested an emergency landing so that the two cabin crew members and one of the flight's passengers could receive medical assistance.
"The plane landed normally and the crew members and passenger were treated by airport medical personnel."
According to The Aviation Herald, Spain's airport operator, AENA, reported the three injured received bruises and didn't need to be taken to hospitals, ambulances called in after the crew requested medical assistance were subsequently cancelled.
Just this week, a new report found that a Ryanair passenger plane that was forced to make a terrifying 21,000ft emergency descent was not properly maintained.
Thirteen people were hurt in the incident when lost cabin pressure forced the captain to take the plane from 31,000ft to 10,000ft in five minutes to make sure passengers could breathe.
The flight from Milan to the East Midlands was carrying 134 passengers at the time, and diverted to Frankfurt Hahn Airport following the incident.
The interim report by the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation found that when the main pressure controller failed, its back up also failed because it had been incorrectly installed.
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