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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,... More »

'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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

'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"... More »

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... More »

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... More »

'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... More »

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... More »

'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... More »

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... More »

Baby Flew Out of Parent's Arms During Turbulence

United flight into Montana has rocky descent

(Newser) - Severe turbulence rocked a United Airlines jet out of Denver as it made its descent yesterday afternoon in Billings, Montana, and stories of just how chaotic things got are emerging. "There was a lot of screaming, a lot of hollering," says Flight 1676 passenger Bill Dahlin. Fox31 Denver... More »

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