September 28, 2022

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In two days, two flights go into severe turbulence and 17 end up in hospital

Philippine Airlines Airbus A330-300 – Image: Dreamcatcher-68 / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0via Flickr


One of the various guidelines given to the passengers during the flight is to use the seat belts properly throughout the journey to avoid accidents on the plane. Failure to use the accessory can result in severe consequences as a result of turbulence predicted or unanticipated by pilots.

With this in mind, 17 people were injured in two incidents in the past few days, sent to hospitals shortly after the plane landed, which encountered turbulence on its way.

First case

Last Sunday, the 28th, the first case was reported on a Philippine Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration RB-C8780, that was flying PR-113 from Honolulu, USA to Manila, Philippines. August.

According to the information available in Aviation Herald, the pilots were landing in the Philippines when turbulence occurred, injuring 9 passengers and 3 crew members. Despite gravity, the large jet continued its descent and airplanes were designed to withstand such a natural phenomenon.

The airline said the injured were taken to hospital. All but one were discharged the next day. The crashed plane returned to service about 17 hours after landing.

Second case

Airbus A330 Da Turkish Airlines


The next day, Monday (29), another Airbus A330, this time of Turkish Airlines, encountered turbulence during the flight, injuring several people on board.

Registered under registration TC-JNB, the flight was TK-537 from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Conakry, Guinea with 134 people on board. During the flight, at an altitude of 40,000 feet (about 12.19 km), the crew encountered turbulence that caused injuries to those on board.

Second Information from the Aviation HeraldThe Airbus A330-200 landed safely and five passengers had to be taken to hospital.

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Guinean officials said that the airline’s crew informed the air traffic controller about the injured people on board, and given the situation, a crisis center was immediately established in Conakry so that the injured passengers could be evaluated and taken to hospital.

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