USA: Plane gets into severe turbulence – many injured

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USA: Plane encounters severe turbulence – many injured

19.12.2022, 07:25

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Ambulance at Honolulu Airport: A Hawaiian Airlines machine was caught in severe turbulence.

Photo: Uncredited/Hawaii News Now/dpa

A plane encountered severe turbulence on a flight from Arizona to Hawaii. More than 30 people on board were injured.

Honolulu. The Hawaiian Airlines plane was en route from Phoenix, Arizona, USA to Honolulu, Hawaii. Then she got caught at 11,000 meters violent turbulence. Some passengers were thrown from their seats. A total of 36 people were injured, eleven of them seriously, as US media reported on Monday night. They came to a hospital.

A 14-month-old child and a teenager were also among the injured, it said. At least one person hit the ceiling. Dents and cracks in the ceiling paneling can be seen in pictures of the interior of the Airbus A330-243. Were on board the Hawaiian Airlines plane 238 passengers and 10 crew members. Read more: Mallorca: bus and train free of charge – what applies to vacationers?

USA: Plane gets into turbulence – head injuries and bruises in passengers

According to the airline, the plane landed at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu around 11 a.m. local time on Sunday. Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said medical personnel treated the injured passengers and crew. According to reports, no one was seriously injured. The passengers had head injuries bruises and lacerations, some have lost consciousness. Also read: Suitcases disappeared at the airport – How travelers get their luggage

The airline said the machine would be carefully checked before it could be put back into service. According to a CNN report, the FAA wanted to investigate the incident.

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Turbulence is air movement that occurs unexpectedly and is caused by cold and warm weather fronts, thunderstorms, jet streams and also heavy and slow-flying ones airplanes can be caused. According to the New York Times, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Honolulu said that at the time of the turbulence – around 30 minutes before landing – there was a weather warning for thunderstorms. Also interesting: Medication for the holiday – This belongs in the first-aid kit

Passenger Kaylee Reyes said her mother didn’t get a chance to buckle her seat belt, according to the Honolulu Civil Beat website. “It flew up and hit the ceiling,” Reyes said, adding that the turbulence came out of nowhere.

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Time and time again, people are injured in turbulence during flights. In 2019, 30 people had to be evacuated at Kennedy International Airport New York four years earlier, 21 passengers on board an Air Canada flight were injured in air turbulence. (fmg/with dpa)

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