12 injured as Qatar Airways’ plane suffers turbulence mid-air

Qatar Airways’ airplane stationed at one of the airline’s premises. — Qatar Airways

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner meets turbulence above Turkey.Flight QR017 receives urgent assistance upon arriving in Dublin.Airport reports 6 passengers and 6 crew members were harmed.Up to 12 individuals were reported injured in mid-flight turbulence while the plane was over Turkey en route to Dublin from Doha, days following a similar incident in Singapore resulting in one fatality. Dublin Airport stated that the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner encountered turbulence over Turkey, prompting an emergency reaction shortly after arriving in Ireland. The Qatar Airways flight QR017 arrived before 13:00 local time, with reports indicating that six passengers and six crew members sustained injuries. “The Dublin Airport team continues to offer full support on the ground to travelers and airline personnel,” stated the airport, per the BBC. The event did not impede any airport operations. The National Ambulance Service reported receiving a prior alert to assist the airport and is “currently on-site aiding and supporting the disembarkation of travelers.” Qatar Airways mentioned to BBC News NI in a statement that “a few passengers and crew members sustained minor injuries during the flight and are presently receiving medical care.” “The issue is now under internal review,” it includes. Turbulence may intensify due to climate change Approximately 65,000 passenger planes experience moderate turbulence annually in the US. Around 5,500 encountered severe turbulence, with predictions of increased occurrences. In 2022, Paul Williams, an atmospheric science professor at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, informed the publication that he believes climate change is altering turbulence patterns. “Our computer models indicate that severe turbulence could double or triple in the approaching years,” Williams added.

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