6 Passengers, 6 Crew Injured During Turbulence

Eight people are reported hospitalized after plane lands in Dublin
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 26, 2024 10:40 AM CDT
6 Passengers, 6 Crew Injured During Turbulence
A Qatar Airways plane lands at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises in September.   (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Twelve people were injured when a Qatar Airways plane flying from Doha to Dublin on Sunday hit turbulence, airport authorities said. Eight of the injured were hospitalized. Dublin Airport said in a statement that Flight QR017, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, landed safely as scheduled before 1pm, the AP reports. It said that upon landing the aircraft was met by emergency services, including airport police and the fire and rescue department, "due to six passengers and six crew ... reporting injuries after the aircraft experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey."

The airport said all passengers were assessed for injuries aboard the plane, and eight were then taken to a hospital. Qatar Airways said in a statement that "a small number of passengers and crew sustained minor injuries in flight and are now receiving medical attention," adding that "the matter is now subject to an internal investigation." The plane's return flight to Doha is still scheduled to go ahead but will be delayed, per CNN. The incident comes five days after a British man died of a suspected heart attack and dozens of people were injured when a Singapore Airlines flight from London hit severe turbulence.

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