An air attendant's journey took a grave turn when sudden turbulence turned it into one of the worst trips ever.
Eden Garrity was flying from Cuba to Machester, onboard the now-defunct Thomas Cook when her airplane shot up 500 feet in the air after hitting a storm. And she ended up breaking her ankle in seven places.
To make matters worse, she could only get herself treated after the plane landed seven hours later. According to a SWNS report, Garrity said, "It was absolutely terrifying. The plane shot up 500 feet within seconds. The force of the turbulence pinned me to the ground and forced me toward the floor. My feet were locked to the ground and my ankle just completely snapped. I didn’t realize what had happened until I tried to take a step and I collapsed."
Reportedly, Eden broke her fibula in five places and her tibia in one place very severely. She also fractured the side of her foot and cracked her ankle bone. Explaining how the injury took place, Eden revealed, "We hit a massive hail storm. The pilot said to me afterwards that it turned black all around him. It was by far the worst turbulence I have ever experienced as a crew member or a passenger."
Apparently, after Eden hurt herself pretty badly few passengers cleared up seats for her so she could lie down. She even had to wear a metal brace and was unable to walk for two months.
When she started getting her treatment, it was being overseen by Thomas Cook. But after Thomas Cook collapsed, she was left jobless. Eden may still require another surgery next year, reports suggested.