Woman Sues CO and Three Other Carriers Over Extreme Turbulence

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  1. rwoman
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    It was a DASH8-Q400, not a CRJ, based on being operated by Colgan.
     
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    Actually IAH-CLL is a (well-worn and beaten down) SAAB.
     
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    Which makes this quite a Saab Story.
     
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    The woman now suffers from "an intense fear of flying."

    That's unfortunate. Those ecerts from customer care are just going to be wasted on a person like her. :p
     
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    Perhaps she should seek zipless help from Erica Jong.
     
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    She should also sue God as in this is an act of God.
     
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    Here's the definition of Extreme Turbulence from the FAA:

    Turbulence in which the aircraft is violently tossed about and is practically impossible to control. It may cause structural damage.

    That's quite something to go through for two hours! Well, unless in reality it was mostly moderate chop, with a few moments of Severe.

    There's also a fifth level definition of turbulence, although the Air Transport Association has been effective in lobbying the FAA not to to widely disseminate it, out of fear that it would negatively affect revenues.

    Plaid Turbulence

     
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