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JetBlue Flight Diverted After 24 Passengers And Crew Injured In Severe Turbulence

It’s pretty common for a cross-country flight to meet a thunderstorm somewhere between the coasts, especially at night during the summer. It’s thankfully much less common for the turbulence from that storm to be so bad that two dozen people end up being checked out in the hospital.

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IBM Teaming Up With GoGo To Help Airplane Pilots Avoid Turbulence In Real Time

If the word “turbulence” has you grabbing your chair in fear at the mere thought of a bumpy, rollicking airplane ride, there could be relief in sight. IBM has teamed up with in-flight WiFi company GoGo to provide pilots and dispatchers with real-time turbulence reports and alerts. [More]

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Two Sent To Hospital After Southwest Flight Hits Turbulence

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Boston to Chicago endured a short, but bumpy trip on Tuesday morning that left passengers sick and two flight attendants hospitalized.  [More]

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Eight People Injured After JetBlue Flight Hits Turbulence

Passengers on a JetBlue flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Orlando yesterday that hit extremely bumpy air say the experience was “like a movie,” with turbulence strong enough to injure eight people. [More]

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Delta Air Lines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Cover Falls Off

Part of the flying experience is peering out the window to get a peek at the clouds, blue sky, and whatever city you may be traveling above. One thing you don’t want to see while gazing at the heavens? Something wrong with the engine.  [More]

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Seven People Sent To Hospital After Allegiant Plane Hits “Severe Turbulence”

The end of a tropical trip turned into a nightmare of sorts for 137 passengers on an Allegiant Airline flight when the plane encountered turbulence strong enough to jostle people around the plane and sent seven to the hospital upon making an emergency landing.  [More]

Severe Turbulence During American Airlines Flight Sends 7 Passengers To The Hospital

Severe Turbulence During American Airlines Flight Sends 7 Passengers To The Hospital

Seven passengers on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Milan were injured Sunday night after the plane encountered severe turbulence, and had to make an emergency landing in Newfoundland. [More]

Five People Injured During Unexpected Turbulence On American Airlines Flight

Five People Injured During Unexpected Turbulence On American Airlines Flight

Five passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from the Caribbean island of Grenada to Miami were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries on Thursday, after experiencing some unexpectedly rough air along the way. [More]

Turbulence On Hawaii-To-Philippines Flight Leaves 15 Injured

Turbulence On Hawaii-To-Philippines Flight Leaves 15 Injured

More than a dozen passengers flying from Hawaii to the Philippines on Friday were injured when the plane hit an unusually rough patch of air. [More]

Airlines Testing New Software To Avoid Extreme Turbulence, Cut Down On Costs And Injuries

Airlines Testing New Software To Avoid Extreme Turbulence, Cut Down On Costs And Injuries

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a terrible flyer — the slightest hint of a bumpy patch and I’ve got a death-grip on the arm rest. While pilots do everything they can to avoid hitting any kind of rough air, they’ll be getting a bit more help via new software designed for the sole purpose of allowing them to sidestep turbulence. [More]

Another Plane Hits Extreme Turbulence, Injuring 12 People Aboard Cathay Pacific Flight

Another Plane Hits Extreme Turbulence, Injuring 12 People Aboard Cathay Pacific Flight

The friendly skies seem to have been turning decidedly bumpy lately, folks. After a United Airlines flight hit severe turbulence on Monday, injuring five people, now comes the news that a Cathay Pacific plane had air bumps so bad, 12 people were hurt. [More]

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Severe Turbulence Injures Five People On United Flight

Most of the time, turbulence is just an uncomfortable, if not almost inevitable part of flying. But then there are the times when turbulence is downright terrifying and a real danger. Three flight attendants and five passengers on a United Airlines flight yesterday from Denver to Billings, Mont. were injured when the plane hit turbulence so severe, people were tossed from their seats. [More]

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Extreme Turbulence Turns Airplane Cabin Into ‘Animal House’ Food Fight Scene

There’s a reason the seatbelt turns on during spots of turbulence when you’re on an airplane — because otherwise you might end up on the ceiling like so much spattered food. A passenger captured just how messy it can get when the air got bumpy on a recent Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to London, and we half expected John Belushi’s grinning face to show up in the photos. It’s just that chaotic.

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Buckle Up: Researchers Say Trans-Atlantic Flights Could Get A Lot More Turbulent

I’ll be the first admit that when a flight gets bumpy, my insides do a flip-flop and my brain scrambles to focus on anything it possibly can (cheese/bearded men/song lyrics/chicken vs. egg question) to stop thinking “Whatifwhatifwhatif?” on a crazy loop. And if you’re like me, well, a new study that says turbulence over the Atlantic could get stronger and more frequent is probably not going to help ease your mind.*

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Passenger Sues Continental, Others Over Turbulent Flight

Passenger Sues Continental, Others Over Turbulent Flight

When what was supposed to be a 20-minute flight turns into two-plus hours of turbulence, it’s easy to understand why a passenger would be peeved. But is worthy of a lawsuit against four airlines?

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10 People Injured By Turbulence On United Airlines Flight

10 People Injured By Turbulence On United Airlines Flight

Eight passengers and two flight attendants were injured when flight 1028 from Los Angeles to Chicago O’Hare encountered turbulence and was diverted to Denver.

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Turbulence: Consumer confidence drops to 2-year low. Home prices drop the sharpest they’ve ever dropped. Stocks fall 10%.

Screaming Virgin Stewardess Ends in Group Vomit

Screaming Virgin Stewardess Ends in Group Vomit

The BBC, in its inimitable dry British humor, reports a “Probe Into ‘Panicking’ Stewardess.”