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Damaged aircraft makes emergency touchdown in Paraguay after extreme climate

(CNN) — A LATAM Airlines aircraft was broken touring from Santiago, Chile, to Asunción, Paraguay, and needed to make an emergency touchdown at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport on Wednesday after experiencing “severe weather conditions during its flight path,” the airline informed CNN in a press release on Thursday.

“Passengers and crew are safe and well,” the assertion stated, including the airline regretted “any inconvenience this weather situation may have caused to its passengers.”

Telefuturo, a CNN affiliate, reported that 48 individuals had been touring on the flight.

The pictures obtained by the station present the broken plane with its nostril lacking and its windshield smashed.

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation of Chile reported in a press release Thursday that the Paraguayan aviation authorities have initiated an investigation and {that a} staff of specialists from the Chilean entity “will be integrated on the ground to collaborate with this investigative process.”

CNN en Español reached out to the Paraguayan National Directorate of Civil Aeronautics on Thursday for extra info however has not but obtained a response.

Scary flight for passenger

“Near Asunción the terrible turbulence began and people already started to panic and then the pilot tells us to prepare for an emergency landing,” passenger Pabla Thomen informed a personal radio station, Monumental AM 1080, on Thursday.

Thomen added that she received scared and hugged her daughter through the turbulence and at one level her seat belt got here undone. She was capable of put her seat belt again on with the assistance of one other passenger.

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The girl additionally indicated within the phone interview that at one level she was “saying goodbye to her daughter, telling her that she loved her, adored her and that they would always be together.”

Top picture: This LATAM aircraft landed with nostril harm in Paraguay. (From Telefuturo)

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