Qatar Airways Dublin Flight Hits Turbulence: Twelve Injured

Incident Occurs Over Turkey During Routine Food Service on Doha-Dublin Route

  • Publish date: Monday، 27 May 2024
Qatar Airways Dublin Flight Hits Turbulence: Twelve Injured

Twelve passengers aboard a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin sustained injuries when the aircraft encountered turbulence over Turkey, according to a statement from Dublin Airport on Sunday.

The incident, which occurred on flight QR017, prompted an emergency response upon landing at Dublin Airport. Emergency services, including Airport Police and Fire and Rescue personnel, were deployed to assist the six passengers and six crew members who reported injuries.

Initial reports suggest that the turbulence lasted less than 20 seconds and coincided with routine food and beverage service onboard. While the airline confirmed that only a 'small number' of passengers and crew sustained minor injuries, all affected individuals received medical attention upon landing.

Qatar Airways has launched an internal investigation into the incident but did not provide specific details regarding the turbulence. The airline assured that the safety and well-being of its passengers and crew remain its top priority.

This incident follows a similar turbulence-related emergency five days prior, involving a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore, which resulted in one fatality and multiple injuries.

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