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Emirates plane drops 200 feet in severe turbulence

Twenty passengers injured in midair drama aboard flight between Dubai and Kochi in India.

April 25, 2010 4:40 by

An Emirates plane suddenly dropped 200 feet in the air amid extreme turbulence, injuring 20 passengers onboard a flight between Dubai and Kochi, India, on Sunday.

“EK-530 from Dubai to Kochi encountered a short period of heavy turbulence while cruising at 35,000 feet. It experienced a 200-foot (60-meter) descent in altitude,” the airline said in a statement.

Of the 350 passengers on board, 20 suffered minor injuries, the airline said. The aircraft landed safely in Kochi, where medical assistance was offered.

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