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Deaths/severe Injuries From In Flight Turbulence  
User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13195 posts, RR: 15
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

In the jet age of passenger flight, I think only about 1 or 2 people have been killed during in-flight severe turbulence but have have their been more? I wonder about any severe injuries from severe turbulence, that is major head trauma, back and neck injures and major broken bones.

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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 855 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

Although not caused by severe turbulence but by severe pitch over 7 un-belted passengers where killed in a Falcon 900 bizjet over Romania. Those with belts on, including the crew, survived. This aircraft was repaired and is back in service.

Report: http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/681.pdf


User currently offlinejetMARC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

United flight 826, NRT-HNL in 1997 hit turbulence and one pax was fatally injured.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_826_(1997)

More recently, Continental flight 511 hit turbulence, and a pax that refused to return to her
seat was thrown against the lavatory ceiling and broke her neck and is now paralyzed.

http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=7391144



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User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

In the US, I believe around 20 people each year are injured by turbulence to the extent they require medical attention. That includes crewmembers.


Twenty people out of almost eight-hundred million? I like those odds.


Patrick Smith



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
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