A terrifying incident unfolded aboard a flight en route to Majorca as it encountered severe turbulence amidst a heavy storm battering the Spanish island. The distressing video footage captured the harrowing ordeal faced by passengers, with screams, cries, and even vomiting, as the plane flew from Alicante in southern Spain to Majorca in the Mediterranean. This incident occurred following a separate event where a P&O Cruises ship with British passengers collided with a freight vessel.
Estela Orts, a Spanish dancer and acrobat known for her work in Magaluf’s Pirate Show, shared the video on Instagram. The footage depicted the aircraft violently shaking, causing panic among passengers who clung to their seats. Orts conveyed her fear and described the moment as feeling “eternal.” The turbulence resulted from a heavy storm impacting north-east Spain and Majorca, characterized by 75mph winds and torrential rain, causing chaos and disruptions across the region.
Amidst the air turbulence, the P&O Cruises Britannia ship, moored in the Spanish island, collided with a petrol tanker due to high winds, causing minor injuries to a small number of individuals. The adverse weather conditions also led to challenges on the mainland, with people needing rescue from flooded cars and disruptions to flights. The storm’s impact was further exacerbated by the impending expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London, causing a surge in demand for parking along a “charge-free corridor.”
Orts expressed her gratitude to the pilot for skillfully navigating the challenging crosswinds, preventing a potentially catastrophic situation. Despite the chaos in the cabin, a young passenger was seen laughing and seemingly unfazed by the turbulence. Orts’s post on social media conveyed her sense of rebirth after the experience.
This incident parallels a British couple’s account of running to safety with their children during the storm, highlighting the chaos and challenges posed by the extreme weather. Meanwhile, a P&O Cruises spokesperson confirmed the weather-related incident involving the Britannia ship, and the ship remained moored in Palma de Mallorca for further assessment.
As the tumultuous weather gripped the region, flights were canceled or diverted, hotel resorts were unrecognizable due to winds and hail, and emergency services reported numerous incidents related to the storm. An amber alert was issued across Majorca, signaling the severity of the weather conditions that impacted both land and air travel.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn