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Dozens Hurt in More Severe Turbulence

Air Europa plane diverts to Brazil amid scary incident

(Newser) - Another scary mid-air incident involving severe turbulence left dozens injured early Monday. An Air Europa flight departed Madrid for the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, but was forced to divert and make an emergency landing in Brazil due to the turbulence, the Guardian reports. About 40 passengers were taken to a...

Injuries Abound After Plane Drops 25K Feet in 5 Minutes

Nosebleeds, headaches reported amid cabin pressure drop on Korean Air Flight KE189

(Newser) - It was a terrifying descent for 125 passengers aboard a Korean Air flight that departed Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday, only to quickly return when the plane's pressurization system failed. A fault occurred less than an hour after takeoff as the plane bound for Taichung, Taiwan, was flying over...

Airline Sets Starting Point for Turbulence Compensation

Payments start at $10K for minor injuries, are negotiable for more serious ones

(Newser) - Singapore Airlines announced Tuesday that it has offered passengers who received minor injuries when a flight plummeted during extreme turbulence last month $10,000 in compensation. Those hurt more seriously can negotiate for larger amounts, the Guardian reports. The Boeing 777-300ER, which was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members,...

Singapore Airlines Flight Went Awry in 4.6 Seconds

The plane dropped 178 feet in that time

(Newser) - A bevy of investigators have pieced together a chronology of events on the Singapore Airlines flight that ran into extreme turbulence last week—including 4.6 terrifying seconds. Singapore's Transport Ministry, the FAA, the US National Transportation Safety Board, and Boeing have completed their preliminary analysis of the flight'...

6 Passengers, 6 Crew Injured During Turbulence

Eight people are reported hospitalized after plane lands in Dublin

(Newser) - Twelve people were injured when a Qatar Airways plane flying from Doha to Dublin on Sunday hit turbulence, airport authorities said. Eight of the injured were hospitalized. Dublin Airport said in a statement that Flight QR017, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, landed safely as scheduled before 1pm, the AP reports. It...

After Extreme Turbulence, Experts Say Get Ready for More

Climate change could lead to more incidents like one on Singapore Airlines flight that killed a man

(Newser) - More than three dozen people remain hospitalized after an incident of severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines plane on Tuesday, including a toddler, reports the BBC . The 2-year-old is receiving treatment in Bangkok for a concussion, per a doctor at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital. The oldest patient is said to be...

Inside Plane Hit by Scary Turbulence: 'A Mess'

Passenger who died was 73-year-old Brit, while 30 others aboard the flight were injured

(Newser) - The passenger who died aboard a Singapore Airlines flight out of London's Heathrow Airport that ran into heavy turbulence was a 73-year-old British man, reports the Guardian . The unidentified passenger reportedly had a heart condition, and his cause of death is thought to be a heart attack, but details...

One Passenger Dead, Others Injured in Severe Air Turbulence

Incident happened on a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 out of London

(Newser) - One person has died aboard a London-to-Singapore flight that encountered severe turbulence, Singapore Airlines said Tuesday. The plane appeared to plummet for several minutes before it was diverted to Bangkok, where emergency crews rushed to help injured passengers amid stormy weather, per the AP . The Boeing 777-300ER had a total...

Passengers Describe Terrifying Scenes During Mid-Air Drop

At least 50 were injured on flight to New Zealand

(Newser) - At least 50 passengers were injured in what airline officials describe as a "technical event" that caused a LATAM Airlines flight from Sydney, Australia, to Auckland, New Zealand, to experience a "strong movement." Dozens of injured passengers and crew members were treated when the flight landed in...

After Boeing Mishap, Talk Turns to Infant Safety

FAA recommends, but does not require, they be in a separate seat

(Newser) - As we continue to digest the story of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282's mid-air blowout , people are wondering about the wisdom of letting babies sit on a parent's lap during flights. To recap, a piece of the Boeing 737 Max 9's bodywork detached while airborne, and nearby passengers...

8 Hospitalized After 'Sudden Severe Turbulence' on JetBlue Flight

Plane landed safely in Florida on Monday

(Newser) - A flight from Ecuador to Florida experienced turbulence so bad it landed eight people in the hospital on Monday. As JetBlue Flight 1256 approached Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, it encountered "sudden severe turbulence" around Jamaica, according to the airline. It landed safely and was met by medical personnel, ABC...

11 Sent to Hospital After Turbulent Delta Flight

'Severe turbulence' struck as the plane approached Atlanta on Tuesday

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines Flight 175 landed safely in Atlanta on Tuesday, but with many injured people on board. At least 11 passengers and crew members were taken to the hospital after the flight, which set out from Milan, Italy, "experienced severe turbulence" in its approach to Atlanta, the airline...

Here's Why United Jet Came Close to Hitting the Ocean

NTSB report blames 'miscommunication' between pilot, co-pilot

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into a 2022 United Airlines flight that came within 748 feet of crashing into the Pacific Ocean, and NTSB investigators say pilot error was to blame, CNN reports. The incident started when the captain called for the Boeing 777's flaps,...

People 'Hit the Ceiling' During Turbulence on Allegiant Flight

4 hospitalized after flight lands in Florida

(Newser) - "Severe turbulence" while landing led to two passengers and two crew members on an Allegiant Air flight being hospitalized Wednesday in Florida. Describing what she saw happen to one flight attendant, a passenger tells WTSP , "Literally, she flew up in the air, like Matrix is the only way...

Passenger on Business Jet Killed in Severe Turbulence
Passenger Killed in
Turbulence Is Identified

Passenger Killed in Turbulence Is Identified

Attorney Dana Hyde, 55, served in Obama and Clinton administrations

(Newser) - The passenger of a business jet who died after the plane hit turbulence last week has been identified as a prominent DC lawyer who served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, reports NBC News . Dana Hyde, 55, served as a senior adviser to the deputy secretary of state under President...

2 Familiar Faces Were on Turbulent Lufthansa Flight
2 Familiar Faces Were on
Turbulent Lufthansa Flight
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2 Familiar Faces Were on Turbulent Lufthansa Flight

Camila Alves shares footage from plane she says she, husband Matthew McConaughey were on

(Newser) - A Lufthansa flight headed from Texas to Germany this week that experienced severe turbulence , sending seven to the hospital, had two of the Lone Star State's most famous residents on board. Model and designer Camila Alves McConaughey, wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, posted a clip online Thursday showing some...

7 Hospitalized After Severe Turbulence Over Tennessee

Lufthansa flight was diverted to Dulles

(Newser) - A Lufthansa flight from Austin to Frankfurt made an unscheduled landing at Washington Dulles Airport on Wednesday night after it encountered turbulence so severe that seven people were hospitalized. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Airbus 330 encountered turbulence at 37,000 feet over Tennessee, around 90 minutes after takeoff....

Before Turbulence, Pilot Says Cloud 'Shot Up Vertically'

Abrupt weather change blamed for Hawaiian Airlines incident that injured passengers

(Newser) - The pilot of a Hawaiian Airlines flight rocked by severe turbulence last month says a cloud "shot up vertically" in front of the plane—much like a plume of smoke—mere seconds before the plane began shaking, reports NBC News . The pilot had no time to deviate, according to...

Turbulence Started Out Feeling Normal. Then Things Got 'Intense'

36 people injured, including 14-month-old, on Hawaiian Airlines flight

(Newser) - Just 15 to 30 minutes before it landed Sunday morning, a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Phoenix to Honolulu started experiencing normal turbulence. Then things got serious. One passenger tells CNN that even with her seatbelt on, she was lifted off her seat. "It felt like free-falling," she says....

Aviation Has Few Answers for 'Clear-Air Turbulence'

Some on Air Canada flight hit the ceiling

(Newser) - You can't see it coming. Clear-air turbulence, which evidently jolted an Air Canada flight Thursday over the Pacific Ocean, strikes out of the blue, with no visible signs in the sky ahead. An aircraft's radar can't spot it coming, either. When it hit the Air Canada flight,...

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