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Deaths/severe Injuries From In Flight Turbulence

Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:08 pm

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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RE: Deaths/severe Injuries From In Flight Turbulence

Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:37 pm

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
 
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RE: Deaths/severe Injuries From In Flight Turbulence

Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:52 pm

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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RE: Deaths/severe Injuries From In Flight Turbulence

Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:19 am

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.


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