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Twelve get hurt during turbulence on a Doha-Dublin flight.

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Twelve people were injured in a tumultuous event aboard a Doha – Dublin flight today. The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) reports that there was a large amount of turbulence during the flight of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner over Turkey.

Just before 13:00 local time, the Qatar Airways flight QR017 made a safe landing at Dublin Airport. The airplane was met by emergency services, such as firemen, ambulances, and airport police. Six passengers and six staff members reported injuries among the injured, and eight people were eventually sent to the hospital.

“The Dublin Airport team continues to provide full assistance on the ground to passengers and airline staff,” a representative for the DAA said. Airport operations are unaffected by the event, and the return flight is scheduled to depart later today, albeit with delays.

The National Ambulance Service stated that it is “currently on site facilitating and supporting the disembarkation of passengers” after confirming that it got a pre-alert.

“A small number of passengers and crew sustained minor injuries in flight and are now receiving medical attention,” stated Qatar Airways in a statement. “The incident is currently being investigated internally.”

The incident was deemed terrifying by the passengers. One passenger, Cathal, told Irish station RTÉ that his supper flew off his lap during the turbulence because the seatbelt indicators were out. Eileen, a fellow traveler, described it as the “worst experience” she has ever had on an aircraft. She mentioned that when the turbulence started, she was asleep and Tony had to hold her down. “I am not in a hurry to get back on a plane I can tell you,” she replied.

This tragedy comes after another severe turbulence episode earlier this week on a flight to Singapore, where a 73-year-old British man died and over 100 passengers were hurt, 20 of whom had spine injuries and required intensive care. Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, expressed regret and pledged that the Singaporean government will conduct a comprehensive probe.

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