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Severe turbulence forced [an / the] airplane into an emergency landing on Monday. Nearly 40 people were [injury / injured] on the Air Europa Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane. It was [flying / flight] from Spain to Uruguay. Turbulence hit the plane [under / over] the Atlantic, as it [neared / nearly] South America. Air traffic controllers told the pilot [to / for] make an emergency landing in Natal, in north-eastern Brazil. Many of the injured were [treated / treating] at a hospital in Natal. Other injured people [completed / competed] their journey to Uruguay's capital city Montevideo by bus. Air Europa sent a new plane from Madrid on Monday. It flew passengers who [choice / chose] not to take the bus to their final destination. The turbulence is the latest in a [string / thread] of mid-air occurrences to injure many people.

Turbulence is the [violent / violence] or unsteady movement of air. Modern aircraft are designed to survive [strong / strongly] winds and dangerous pockets of air. It is [extreme / extremely] rare for turbulence to damage an airplane. It is even rarer [on / for] it to cause a plane to crash. The biggest danger to passengers [come / comes] from not wearing a seat belt. Anyone standing up in the airplane, or not [worn / wearing] a seat belt while seated, can be thrown around the cabin. They can suffer bad injuries [by / at] hitting their head on overhead lockers or on the plane's [sealing / ceiling] . Scientists from Reading University in the UK reported that [several / severe] turbulence is getting [worse / worsen] because of climate change. They said incidents increased by 55 per cent between 1979 and 2020.

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