News: Turbulence injures crew on flight to Miami from Brazil

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  1. tom911
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    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/22/2602814/turbulence-injures-flight-attendants.html
     
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    OMG!!! That's a commom route for me!!!
     
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    Turbulence is always scary... Cobblestone Turbulence (known as Chop) isn't too bad it feels like you're driving on a brick road is the less severe but the Clear Air Turbulence that usually has a lot of dropping and climbing usually causes injuries the most.

    Either way...sit back down and buckle up!!! Better safe than sorry!
     
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    Well I bet, she'll be wearing her seatbelt the next time the "Fasten Your Seatbelt" sign comes on!
     
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    I would've passed out. Did that once during turbulence on a SDO-JFK. Not a superman. :confused:
     
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    Interesting to see multiple comments blaming the airline, as if turbulence is American's fault.

    I don't want to sound heartless toward the passenger that was hurt in this, but every time I fly AA, without exception, I've heard the pilot make the inentional reccomendation over the PA eary on the flight for passengers to keep their seatbelts on regardless of whether the sign is on or not, and often the purser echoes this as well.
     
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    agreed, from the article:
    “It was a lot of people screaming there was a lot of people crying,” Correa told CBS4. “There was a woman who was sitting a couple rows behind us; she got thrown up in the air and landed in the hallway.”
     
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    I have heard similar announcements on nearly every commercial flight I have taken. Like you, I don't want to sound heartless, but if people would buckle their damn seat belts, they probably wouldn't have gotten hurt.
     
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    It's not heartless to say that airlines should take all steps needed to keep passengers safe, and after that, passengers have the responsibility to pick up the ball and keep running with it.

    Maybe I'm part of a small group, but I do actually keep my seat belt buckled unless I'm up to use the restroom. Heard way too many stories of passengers and FAs being tossed around the plane unexpectedly to risk it.
     
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    As do I. I honestly cannot comprehend why anyone would do otherwise. Do these people not buckle their seat belts in cars? :rolleyes:
     
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    And all the flights I've been on lately have "keep seat belt on when seated" stitched into the seat right in front of your eyes!
     
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