- Israel poised for a $173M boost from the U.S. for missile defense
- Leon Panetta named as source of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ scriptwriter’s information
- Mandela service sign language interpreter: ‘He made up his own signs’
- Pope Francis named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’
- Ben Affleck: Fundraising for Democrats started to ‘feel gross’
- Vladimir Putin orders military to boost presence in Arctic
- Brooklyn, N.Y.: ‘Lesbian capital’ of the Northeast
- Elian Gonzalez: It’s America’s fault that my mother died
- India top court rules homosexuality is illegal
- Aaron Hernandez, ex-Patriot, on prison life: ‘I’m way less stressed in jail’
World Briefs: Stampede kills at least 14 during religious festival
The military responded by promising to hand over power by June 2012. It transferred control to Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after his election that month.
Plane lands safely after 10,000-foot plunge
ROME | An airliner flying from Havana to Milan, Italy, on Monday plunged 10,000 feet in 10 seconds after hitting unusually strong turbulence over the Atlantic, leaving passengers shaken and bruised, officials said.
The pilot determined that the plane suffered no structural damage, and two passengers who are physicians checked the injured and decided no one was seriously hurt, Giulio Buzzi, head of the pilots division at Neos Air, told Sky TG24 TV. The plane continued its trip to Milan’s Malpensa airport, where it landed safely Monday.
Meals were being served when suddenly there was “10 seconds of terror,” bruised passenger Edoardo De Lucchi told the Italian news agency, ANSA.
He recounted how plates went flying and some passengers not wearing seat belts bounced about.
From wire dispatches and staff reports
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