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Turbulence on Qatar Airways' Doha-Dublin flight injures 12 passengers

This occurred on a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore five days ago, when a passenger died and numerous others were hurt.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 26th 2024 07:36 PM
Turbulence on Qatar Airways' Doha-Dublin flight injures 12 passengers

Turbulence on Qatar Airways' Doha-Dublin flight injures 12 passengers

PTC News Desk: Today, on a Qatar Airways aircraft from Doha to Dublin, turbulence caused twelve injuries, including six to the crew. This happened five days after a passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore died and numerous others were hurt.

The aircraft encountered turbulence while flying over Turkey, resulting in the injuries of six passengers and six crew members, according to a statement made by Dublin Airport on X, a defunct Twitter platform. 


Shortly before 13.00 on Sunday, Qatar Airways flight QR017 from Doha made a safe, on-time landing at Dublin Airport. The statement read, "After experiencing turbulence while airborne over Turkey, the aircraft reported injuries to six passengers and six crew members, totaling twelve injuries. Upon landing, the aircraft was met by emergency services, including Airport Police and our Fire and Rescue department."

It further stated that customers and airline employees are still receiving full ground assistance from the Dublin Airport crew.

Flight Chaos on Singapore Airlines

Severe turbulence caused the 211-person Singapore Airlines flight to land in Bangkok, where it killed a 73-year-old British man and critically injured 20 others. As they were hurled roughly across the cabin, passengers and crew aboard the airplane suffered injuries to their skulls, brains, and spines.

Images and videos captured within the aircraft revealed a disorganized cabin with oxygen masks hanging from the ceiling, food and bags strewn all over the place.

The minister of transportation for Singapore announced that investigators are examining a voice recorder in the cockpit and a flight data recorder. According to flight monitoring data, the Boeing 777-300ER dropped 1,800 meters (6,000 feet) in a matter of minutes. Passengers reported that the incident happened so quickly that many of them did not have time to put on their seatbelts.

Following the event, Singapore Airlines implemented a "more cautious approach" to turbulence and strengthened seatbelt regulations on its aircraft.

According to a 2021 study conducted by the US National Transportation Safety Board, airplane accidents caused by turbulent conditions are the most common category. According to experts, travelers frequently don't take their seatbelts seriously enough, which puts them in danger in the event of unplanned turbulence.

The US government discovered that from 2009 to 2018, turbulence was the cause of over one-third of recorded airline mishaps; the majority of these incidents resulted in one or more significant injuries but no damage to the aircraft.

- With inputs from agencies

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