'It felt like the plane fell 1000 feet'
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Passenger describes severe turbulence on United Airlines flight

A United Airlines flight from Houston in Texas had to be diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland after hitting severe turbulence.

Twelve people were treated in hospital.

Gregory Giagnocavo, who was travelling to Heathrow to visit his daughter, told BBC Radio 4's PM there was no warning and it was the most petrifying thing that had happened to him while flying.

  • 31 Aug 2016
  • From the section Europe
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