Qatar Airways 777 Diverts Due To Extreme Turbulence, Accidents
It is a good reminder to at all times hold your seatbelt fixed when seated.
Bali-bound Qatar Airways 777 diverts to Bangkok
A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER has diverted to Bangkok (BKK) resulting from a extreme turbulence incident. This occurred on the Could 10, 2023, service of Qatar Airways flight QR960, scheduled to function from Doha (DOH) to Denpasar (DPS). The plane concerned within the incident is a 12-year-old jet with the license plate A7-BAN.
Qatar Airways has confirmed that some individuals onboard sustained accidents, and will likely be receiving medical remedy in Bangkok. As of now the airplane is on the bottom in Thailand, and it stays to be seen what occurs to the passengers onboard who don’t want medical consideration. The airline states that it’s going to share extra particulars in regards to the incident as they turn into obtainable.
It’s not identified at precisely what level within the flight the plane encountered extreme turbulence, although the airplane maintained a (kind of) straight path all the way in which to Bangkok, so plainly was instantly on the way in which. Presumably the turbulence occurred over the Bay of Bengal, given the shortage of diversion factors there. The flight ended up spending just below six hours within the air.
Flightradar24’s altitude and velocity graph for this specific flight, I’m not seeing a major altitude change, although there’s a fairly important velocity change, at round 9:45AM UTC. In fact it’s potential that it is a glitch, and/or doesn’t absolutely replicate the altitude, for the reason that drop presumably simply occurred for a quick second.
It is a good reminder to at all times put on your seatbelt
Aviation is an extremely secure type of transportation, so we regularly overlook the best approach we are able to defend ourselves when flying, which is to put on our seatbelts. Typically there’s no advance warning of extreme turbulence, which is why it’s so essential to have your seatbelt signal on even when the flight seems to be easy.
In extreme turbulence incidents, it’s sometimes those that don’t have their seatbelts on who maintain the worst accidents. For those who’re buckled in, your solely actual danger is one other object changing into airborne and hitting you whereas seated. In the meantime when you’re not buckled in, you would turn into that object flying via the cabin.
You by no means know when extreme turbulence may happen, and carrying your seatbelt on a airplane isn’t precisely uncomfortable or an enormous inconvenience.
A Qatar Airways Boeing 777 headed to Bali needed to divert to Bangkok resulting from accidents onboard from extreme turbulence. Particulars are restricted as of now, although I’m positive we’ll get extra particulars on the variety of accidents, in addition to some photos and movies from contained in the cabin, quickly sufficient.
At all times buckle up, as you by no means know when extreme turbulence may happen!