More than 25 seconds after a departing Blackhawk Sikorsky UH-60 takes off from Runway 33 in Fort Collins, Colorado, a student pilot attempted to land a Cirrus SR20 and was tossed like a rag doll after descending through the massive rotor downwash.
Most of us are lucky enough to be able to say they've never flown through severe turbulence. It's the kind of seat-soiling, skull crashing ride that you will never forget in your lifetime. One passenger on American Airlines caught their ordeal on video Tuesday, when turbulence injured several passengers.
American Airlines officials have confirmed that Flight 280 from Seoul to Dallas-Fort Worth was diverted to Tokyo on Tuesday night, as a result of fourteen turbulence-related injuries on board. The Boeing 777-200 was carrying 240 passengers and 15 crew members.
Singapore Airlines flight 424 from Singapore to Mumbai encountered turbulence while on approach to its destination yesterday. Twenty-two people, including eight passengers and fourteen flight attendants required medical treatment after the Airbus A380 landed.