It seems there’s been another case of heavy turbulence in the skies affecting a United Airlines flight – forcing it to divert to Shannon earlier today.
United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER with Winglets taking off from Heathrow, Image Economy Class and Beyond
Flight UA880 was operating a route from Houston Intercontinental to London Heathrow – where it experienced heavy turbulence, and injuring 12 passengers in the process.
UA880 had 207 passengers and 13 crew aboard.
Ten passengers and two crew members from the plane were taken to hospital from Shannon Airport shortly before 06:00.
Injuries were reported, with cuts, bruises and minor injuries.
All bar one of the flight attendants have been discharged from Hospital.
It’s good news to hear that people have been discharged so quickly, but it does bring an important point… and its such a simple one as a passenger:
KEEP YOUR SEATBELT FASTENED
The more tightly you’re fastened in, the safer you are in situations like this – so you don’t bounce up from your seat, and straight into the overhead panel.
The BBC have an interview with one of the passengers aboard the plane – with so rather harrowing accounts.
Please keep safe in the sky.
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