Monterrey-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Severe Weather Damages Plane
A Volaris airlines flight from Tijuana to Monterrey had to make an emergency landing in Torreon, Mexico, on May 12, after severe weather damaged the plane’s windshield, the company said in a statement.
Paola Rozete Navarro, who recorded the footage aboard Volaris flight 512, told Storyful in a translated message that the flight was normal until they began flying over Saltillo. Her footage initially shows the storm brewing in the distance, before lightning is seen flashing right outside her window.
Navarro said the dizzying turbulence caused other passengers to vomit, and that oxygenation in the cabin had to be increased.
The National Weather Agency in Mexico forecasted strong winds, hail, and possible tornadoes for the area that night.
Local news said that the pilot of the flight can be heard reporting a broken windshield in audio circulating on social media.
Volaris issued a statement after the emergency landing, saying their crew “activated the corresponding procedures in a timely manner, ensuring a safe landing and safeguarding the well-being of all customers on board.” Credit: Paola Rozete Navarro via Storyful