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Turbulence-hit Qatar Airways flight makes emergency landing

DOHA, December 5, 2016

A Qatar Airways flight had to make an emergency landing in Portugal on Sunday after experiencing severe turbulence, said a report

The Boeing 777, which was flying from WWashington, Dc to Doha, was diverted to Azores, a Portuguese territory in the North Atlantic, and landed at the Lajes Air Base, said a report in Doha News.

According to officials and witnesses, some of passengers on-board flight QR708 reportedly suffered injuries after the plane dropped steeply in altitude, hurling several of them out of their seats, and causing one to suffer heart trouble.

The injured passengers were attended to as soon as the flight landed at the Lajes Air Base, the report said.




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