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Eleven rushed to hospital after flight from Barbados to Manchester makes emergency landing in Bermuda

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  Extreme turbulence forced a cruise charter flight from Barbados to Manchester to divert to Bermuda after 11 passengers were left injured. The 225 passengers on board had been on a P&O Caribbean cruise and were expecting to be back in the UK in good time for Christmas Day,. The 13 crew members were unharmed. After the emergency diversion, the passengers are spending three days in Bermuda: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and most of Boxing Day. Maleth Aero Flight 1975 had taken off from Barbados an hour late and was expected to arrive at Manchester shortly before 6am on 24 December. Two-and-a-half hours into the flight, while cruising at 38,000 feet, the Airbus A300-200 experienced severe “clear-air turbulence”. The pilots diverted to the nearest airport: Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport, touching down on Christmas Eve five hours after it had taken off. The aircraft is scheduled to depart at 4pm on Boxing Day, with an arrival in the early hours of Wednesday 27 December. Bermuda