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12 people injured after Qatar Airways plane hits turbulence on flight to Dublin


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While turbulence-related fatalities are rare, injuries have piled up over the years. Some meteorologists and aviation analysts note that reports of turbulence encounters also have been increasing and point to the potential impacts that climate change may have on flying conditions.

Whilst I don't doubt climate change related causes, IMHO these two recent examples could be related to disturbed airspace in heavily congested flight corridors, and especially with covid revenge travel. I can't believe how many tourists there are to/from Japan currently, have they been locked up all this time?

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Regardless of the cause or predictability of turbulence, passenger injury is 100% avoidable by wearing one’s damn seatbelt.

Cabin Crew are a different matter as even if the Captain orders them to take their seats, they must first check that passengers are buckled in, check the galley stowage and then get to their seats.

From the time the plane pushes back to the time it blocks in, unless one is going to, using, or returning from the lavatory, the seatbelt should be fastened.

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Damn, again?

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