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Storm Ali hits UK-bound Ibiza flight leaving passengers vomiting and crying during violent turbulence





Passengers were left vomiting and crying during violent turbulence after Storm Ali hit a plane travelling to Glasgow from Ibiza.

Footage filmed on board the TUI flight shows passengers applauding as the jet finally touched down after a terrifying 45-minute ordeal.

Jamie Shuttleworth, who was travelling with girlfriend Ashley and her mum, told how passengers were vomiting and in tears as the plane was gripped by 80 mile-per-hour winds.

He told Glasgow Live : “It was good weather for the first two hours. But then we could see grey skies as we approached Scotland.

Passengers were vomiting and crying during violent turbulence

“The plane kept going up and down and it felt like was going to turn 180 degrees at one point. It dipped for half a second but it would feel like a lifetime. Everyone was chalk white and you could hear people being sick. People were passing baby wipes around.

“My girlfriend’s mum was crying because she was so scared.”

Jamie, 26, tells how the pilot took two attempts to land, with winds shaking the aircraft and causing it to turn at an angle.

But the relief was palpable when the plane hit the tarmac running and passengers broke out in cheers.

Applause erupted as the jet finally touched down

He added: “The pilot said over the tannoy ‘I know a lot of you will have been sick, so just leave those behind on your seats.’ The smell was awful.

“We saw a group of guys who had been drinking earlier on the flight in the terminal and they looked like the hangover had just hit them. One was spewing all over the floor.”

It’s hard enough coming back from Ibiza on a smooth flight for most holidaymakers… We hope everyone is now well on their way to recovery.

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