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Qatar Airways Flight Experiences Severe Turbulence, Injuring Twelve

On May 26, 2024, a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin encountered significant turbulence, leading to injuries sustained by twelve persons. During the food and beverages service, Flight QR017, which was operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, experienced turbulence while flying over Turkey. Dublin Airport stated that the turbulence subsided in within 20 seconds.

After touching down at around 1 p.m. local time in Dublin (1200 GMT), the plane was greeted by emergency services, such as the Airport Police and the Fire and Rescue department. A total of twelve individuals, consisting of six passengers and six crew members, sustained injuries and were promptly provided with medical care.

Qatar Airways issued a statement acknowledging that a limited number of passengers and crew members had minor injuries and are currently receiving medical attention. The airline is conducting an internal inquiry into the event.

This turbulence incident highlights the ongoing hazards involved with flying travel. Based on a 2021 investigation conducted by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, accidents caused by turbulence are the predominant form of aircraft mishaps, frequently leading to severe injuries.

A Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore recently made an unscheduled stop in Bangkok owing to intense turbulence, resulting in one death and several injuries. These occurrences emphasize the significance of continuous safety measures and regulations to safeguard passengers and crew members amid unforeseen turbulence incidents.

Source :Β https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/turbulence-hits-qatar-airways-flight-dublin-12-injured-airport-says-2024-05-26/

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