Turbulence on China Eastern Airline Flight MU-777 Injures 7

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China Eastern Airline flight Mu-777 heading from Kumming, China, to Sydney experienced unexpected turbulence upon its descent for landing.

Seven people were injured during the incident, including five passengers and two cabin crew. They were all taken to hospitals for check up.

A report on this incident is available here.

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Air Canada Turbulence in Clear Skies Injures Two

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Air Canada Flight RV-1944, heading from Toronto to Bogota, underwent unexpected turbulence during its flight. The Boeing 767-300 experienced severe turbulence for 1-2 minutes despite radar data forecasting relatively calm skies.

Two flight attendants were injured during the flight. One was declared incapacitated during the rest of the flight.

A report on this incident can be found here.

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Aer Lingus Flight 876 Experiences Devastating Turbulence

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Aer Lingus flight 876 traveling from Cork to Lanzarote, Spain, experienced intense turbulence that severely injured three flight attendants and a passenger.

One flight crew member required a leg cast and a wheelchair while another needed a neck brace with the third receiving stitches. The passenger, however, received minor injuries.

An article on this flight can be found here.

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Air New Zealand Flight NZ265 Described as “Flight from Hell”

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Air New Zealand Flight NZ268 planned to fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Auckland when severe turbulence caused the plane to turn back around.

The flight was en route when the captain announced some turbulence was to be expected; the captain, however, never expected it to be so severe. Shortly after the announcement, there was a loud “wham,” throwing flight crew and passengers up into the ceiling.

When the turbulence struck, passengers were heard screaming and crying. While it lasted briefly, three crew members and one passenger were injured.

One passenger described the flight as one from “hell.” David Park, an Auckland lawyer also on the flight, said he “probably won’t be flying for a while” and thought during the turbulence “this is the end.”

Passengers on the flight were accommodated in Ho Chi Minh City until they were flown back Monday.

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Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence’s Plane Skids Off Runway

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Mike Pence, the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee, departed Fort Dodge, Iowa, in his campaign plane and was landing in New York City for a fundraiser when it skidded off the runway.

The Boeing 737-700 approached LaGuardia Airport during poor weather conditions. Reports state there was heavy rain, win, and fog during the landing.

When the plane hit the tarmac, the landing gear failed to sustain traction and hydro-glided off the runway. A CNN producer on board, Elizabeth Lander, stated, “you could feel the plane skidding…it felt like it fishtailed.”

As the plane skidded towards the 7,000 feet runway’s end, it made contact with the runway’s protective barriers, which are designed to stop aircraft that overshoot the runway. The aircraft destroyed 80 barriers before it fully stopped.

One minute after word reached the airport’s responders, they were on the scene. On arrival, they found Pence and media staff lingering in the rain. Pence, purportedly unharmed, quickly presumed his political composure on the tarmac and began taking pictures with the rescue crew.

The NTSB began an investigation of the accident and a official report of it is available here.

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5 passengers hurt when turbulence hits Des Moines flight

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Reprinted from KCCI NEWS, Des Moines, IA.  www.kcci.com

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa —A West Des Moines woman was one of five passenger hurt when her flight into Des Moines was hit by turbulence.

“It just happened so quickly,” said Cris Krull.

Wednesday night, Krull was flying from Phoenix to Des Moines with her son.

“I’ve flown many, many, many times and I’ve never even concerned about the safety issue,” said Krull.

Flight US 5617 had to fly around storms for most of the journey. About 30 minutes before landing, the plane hit turbulence.

“I’m in the bathroom, all the sudden I start shaking back and forth against the wall and then I flew up to the ceiling and came kind of slammed back down,” said Krull.

She said it took her a few minutes to get back out to the aisle because she was in so much pain. She saw others shaken by the sudden turbulence.

“There were other people hurt. There was one lady hurt worse than me. Her arm was bleeding and she had chest pains,” said Krull.

A US Airways representative reported five injured passengers. Three people, including Krull, were taken to area hospitals.

Krull received a softball-sized bruise on her right hip. She said her left leg also feels very stiff.

“I’m very fortunate today that it wasn’t worse,” she said. “I’m always going to have my seat belt on, not just on but have it snug.”

A US Airways representative released a statement that “American Airlines is assisting passengers with additional needs.”

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UPDATE: Three Passengers Lost Consciousness on SkyWest Flight

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Courtesy the Los Angeles Time.  By Lauren Raab and James Queally

Three passengers on a SkyWest Airlines flight lost consciousness before the plane made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the airline said Thursday. Initially, it had said just one passenger passed out.

It is unclear why the passengers fell ill during the Wednesday flight. Despite early reports of a pressurization issue, the airline said in a statement Thursday that “after examination by maintenance personnel and local authorities, there have been no indications of a pressurization problem or other issues with the aircraft.”

SkyWest spokesman Wes Horrocks told the Los Angeles Times that the three passengers were sitting near one another, in seats 11B, 12A and 12B. They received medical evaluation once the plane landed and were released without needing to go to a hospital, he said.

The plane, operating as a United Express flight, took off from Chicago and was headed to Windsor Locks, Conn. It landed safely at the Buffalo, N.Y., airport on Wednesday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The crew “reported a pressurization problem and declared an emergency” shortly before landing in Buffalo, the FAA said in its initial statement. In a second statement Wednesday afternoon, the FAA no longer mentioned a pressurization problem.

An FAA spokesman declined to say why the change was made, but an official with knowledge of the situation told The Times that crew members initially reported a door had opened while the plane was in flight. That was later found to be untrue, according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss the incident with the media and requested anonymity.

Passenger Dave Barkley, 46, told The Times on Tuesday that at least two people lost consciousness before the pilot announced an emergency landing.

SkyWest does business through partnerships with American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways as well as United Airlines.

It has been reported that all three passengers were seated near one another on the plane.  To read the full article, click here.

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Delta Flight 171 Hit by Turbulence Sends Two to Hospital

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Via CBS.

Extreme turbulence on an international flight diverted to Boston sent two passengers to the hospital on Wednesday evening.

Delta flight 171 from Paris to Newark, New Jersey had to make an unscheduled stop at Logan Airport because of high winds and thunderstorms in the New York area, officials said. The Boeing 767-300ER had 180 passengers and 11 crew members on board.

“The flight encountered turbulence on approach into Boston and a small number of customers who complained of nausea and possible minor injuries were evaluated by airport paramedics,” Delta said in a statement.

The flight sat on Logan’s tarmac for 90 minutes as airport paramedics tended to passengers.

Two of the passengers were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries, a Boston EMS spokeswoman said.

“The winds were phenomenal. The plane was being bucketed from left to right, up and down, and then it was around and around,” one passenger told reporters.

The jet was able to continue the trip to New York shortly after 6 p.m.

Original story here.

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United flight near Honolulu experiences turbulence, 7 injured

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Original story by Simon Hradecky on The Aviation Herald.

A United Boeing 767-400, registration N59053 performing flight UA-15 from Newark,NJ to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 230 passengers and 11 crew, was descending towards Honolulu when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 6 cabin crew and a passenger. The aircraft continued to Honolulu for a safe landing. 4 cabin crew and the passenger were taken to a hospital, the other 2 cabin crew declined hospital care.

Haiwaii’s Department of Transport reported there were 7 injuries, 6 cabin crew and a teenage girl amongst the passengers, the girl receiving head injuries, when the aircraft encountered sudden turbulence enroute to Honolulu.

At the time of arrival a storm system was battering the Hawaiian Islands.

On Feb 17th 2015 the FAA reported one flight attendant received serious injuries, 3 flight attendants received minor injuries and a passenger received injuries of unknown degree when the aircraft ancountered turbulence on descent towards Honolulu.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL15/history/20150214/1410Z/KEWR/PHNL

Find the entire story on the AVHerald here.

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Severe turbulence causes injuries on Canadian flight on Jan. 18th 2015

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Original story by Simon Hradecky on The Aviation Herald.

An Air Georgian Beech 1900D, registration C-GAAR performing flight ZX-7226 from Cranbrook,BC to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 12 passengers and 2 crew, was descending through 14,000 feet towards Calgary when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing minor injuries to one of the flight crew. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Calgary.

The Canadian TSB reported one flight crew member received minor injuries, the aircraft received damage.

Read the original story on The Aviation Herald.

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