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8 Hospitalized After 'Sudden Severe Turbulence' on JetBlue Flight

Plane landed safely in Florida on Monday

(Newser) - A flight from Ecuador to Florida experienced turbulence so bad it landed eight people in the hospital on Monday. As JetBlue Flight 1256 approached Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, it encountered "sudden severe turbulence" around Jamaica, according to the airline. It landed safely and was met by medical personnel, ABC...

11 Sent to Hospital After Turbulent Delta Flight

'Severe turbulence' struck as the plane approached Atlanta on Tuesday

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines Flight 175 landed safely in Atlanta on Tuesday, but with many injured people on board. At least 11 passengers and crew members were taken to the hospital after the flight, which set out from Milan, Italy, "experienced severe turbulence" in its approach to Atlanta, the airline...

Here's Why United Jet Came Close to Hitting the Ocean

NTSB report blames 'miscommunication' between pilot, co-pilot

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into a 2022 United Airlines flight that came within 748 feet of crashing into the Pacific Ocean, and NTSB investigators say pilot error was to blame, CNN reports. The incident started when the captain called for the Boeing 777's flaps,...

People 'Hit the Ceiling' During Turbulence on Allegiant Flight

4 hospitalized after flight lands in Florida

(Newser) - "Severe turbulence" while landing led to two passengers and two crew members on an Allegiant Air flight being hospitalized Wednesday in Florida. Describing what she saw happen to one flight attendant, a passenger tells WTSP , "Literally, she flew up in the air, like Matrix is the only way...

Passenger on Business Jet Killed in Severe Turbulence
Passenger Killed in
Turbulence Is Identified

Passenger Killed in Turbulence Is Identified

Attorney Dana Hyde, 55, served in Obama and Clinton administrations

(Newser) - The passenger of a business jet who died after the plane hit turbulence last week has been identified as a prominent DC lawyer who served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, reports NBC News . Dana Hyde, 55, served as a senior adviser to the deputy secretary of state under President...

2 Familiar Faces Were on Turbulent Lufthansa Flight
2 Familiar Faces Were on
Turbulent Lufthansa Flight
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2 Familiar Faces Were on Turbulent Lufthansa Flight

Camila Alves shares footage from plane she says she, husband Matthew McConaughey were on

(Newser) - A Lufthansa flight headed from Texas to Germany this week that experienced severe turbulence , sending seven to the hospital, had two of the Lone Star State's most famous residents on board. Model and designer Camila Alves McConaughey, wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, posted a clip online Thursday showing some...

7 Hospitalized After Severe Turbulence Over Tennessee

Lufthansa flight was diverted to Dulles

(Newser) - A Lufthansa flight from Austin to Frankfurt made an unscheduled landing at Washington Dulles Airport on Wednesday night after it encountered turbulence so severe that seven people were hospitalized. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Airbus 330 encountered turbulence at 37,000 feet over Tennessee, around 90 minutes after takeoff....

Before Turbulence, Pilot Says Cloud 'Shot Up Vertically'

Abrupt weather change blamed for Hawaiian Airlines incident that injured passengers

(Newser) - The pilot of a Hawaiian Airlines flight rocked by severe turbulence last month says a cloud "shot up vertically" in front of the plane—much like a plume of smoke—mere seconds before the plane began shaking, reports NBC News . The pilot had no time to deviate, according to...

Turbulence Started Out Feeling Normal. Then Things Got 'Intense'

36 people injured, including 14-month-old, on Hawaiian Airlines flight

(Newser) - Just 15 to 30 minutes before it landed Sunday morning, a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Phoenix to Honolulu started experiencing normal turbulence. Then things got serious. One passenger tells CNN that even with her seatbelt on, she was lifted off her seat. "It felt like free-falling," she says....

Aviation Has Few Answers for 'Clear-Air Turbulence'

Some on Air Canada flight hit the ceiling

(Newser) - You can't see it coming. Clear-air turbulence, which evidently jolted an Air Canada flight Thursday over the Pacific Ocean, strikes out of the blue, with no visible signs in the sky ahead. An aircraft's radar can't spot it coming, either. When it hit the Air Canada flight,...

'People Went Flying': 35 Injured on Air Canada Flight

Flight was en route to Sydney, but diverted to Hawaii due to turbulence

(Newser) - Dozens of people were injured when an Air Canada flight to Australia encountered unexpected turbulence, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii on Thursday, the AP reports. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence" about two hours past Hawaii when the plane diverted to Honolulu,...

2 Planes Have Rough Rides, Injuring 31

Passenger flights land due to turbulence and smoke

(Newser) - Saturday wasn't a great day for flying—at least not for planes in two northeastern states, USA Today reports. Turbulence was so bad on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Kennedy Airport in New York that a flight attendant broke a leg and 29 people were treated with...

5 Injured During 'Insane' Turbulence on Delta Flight

Plane made emergency landing in Reno

(Newser) - A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing in Reno Wednesday after major turbulence caused injuries to five people, the Reno Gazette Journal reports. Flight 5763, a regional flight operated by Compass Airlines, was en route from Southern California's Orange County to Seattle when the turbulence hit; a...

'Severe' Turbulence Leaves 15 Passengers Injured

The Aerolineas Argentinas flight was headed from Miami to Buenos Aires

(Newser) - There's turbulence, and then there's turbulence. Passengers and crew aboard Aerolineas Argentinas Flight 1303 experienced the latter Thursday during a flight from Florida to Argentina, the Miami Herald reports. Fifteen of the 192 passengers on board were injured, suffering "blows or bruises due to the sudden movements"...

10 Injured After Flight Experiences Severe Turbulence

The American Airlines flight had almost landed in Philadelphia

(Newser) - American Airlines says 10 people on a flight from Greece to Philadelphia were injured during severe turbulence Saturday, the AP reports. The airline says Flight 759 was heading to the city from Athens with 287 passengers and a dozen crew members Saturday when it briefly encountered severe turbulence shortly before...

Flight Was So Turbulent Some Broke Bones

'It came out of nowhere,' Aeroflot passenger says

(Newser) - Some passengers were hurled to the ceiling Monday when an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok hit a patch of turbulence so severe that dozens of passengers were injured. The Boeing 777 hit what's known as "clear air turbulence" around 40 minutes before landing in Bangkok, where 27...

'Severe' Air Turbulence Sends 12 to Hospital

They suffered cuts, minor head injuries

(Newser) - A United Airlines flight that left Houston bound for London made an emergency landing in Ireland on Wednesday after severe turbulence left 10 passengers and two flight attendants needing hospital treatment, officials say. All but one of the injured aboard United Airlines Flight 880 had been discharged from University Hospital...

24 Hurt on 'Rocky' JetBlue Flight
24 Hurt on 'Rocky' JetBlue Flight

24 Hurt on 'Rocky' JetBlue Flight

Witnesses saw people thrown to the ceiling

(Newser) - "It was as if you're on an elevator, 50 stories high ... then you hit the bottom," a passenger tells ABC News of a JetBlue flight that hit bad weather while flying from Boston to Sacramento on Thursday. Twenty-two passengers and two crew members were taken to a...

'Unreal' Turbulence Leaves Fliers 'Covered in Blood'

3 passengers, 4 crew members hospitalized

(Newser) - Passengers on an Allegiant Airlines flight to Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon had hopefully just enjoyed a relaxing vacation in the Dominican Republic, because the trip home from Punta Cana International Airport proved, well, stressful. Three passengers and four flight attendants had to be hospitalized after "severe turbulence," which caused...

25 Hurt as Crazy Turbulence Hurls Fliers to Ceiling

Plane lands in Hong Kong, meets ambulances

(Newser) - A flight bound for Hong Kong today offers a pretty good argument for wearing your seatbelt. Some 25 passengers on a South African Airways jet from Johannesburg were hurt amid some serious turbulence, the South China Morning Post reports. The shaking was so strong that "most of the injured...

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