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29 Injured After Tijuana-Bound Flight Hits Turbulence

Sept. 27, 2018
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29 Injured After Tijuana-Bound Flight Hits Turbulence
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A plane landing at Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) resulted in dozens of injuries Wednesday. Volaris Flight 423 coming from Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) experienced turbulence, and in a rare event, injured nearly 30 people. Aviation authorities in Mexico confirmed that 29 people were hurt: Eight passengers and four flight attendants ended up in the hospital.

The Airbus A320 hit turbulence about halfway through the flight at an altitude of 34,000 feet and continued on to TIJ where paramedics were waiting on site. Despite the injuries, the government’s Civil Aviation office described the turbulence as “moderate.”

Turbulence is a very normal part of flying and rarely results in injuries like this Volaris flight -- especially if passengers wear their seatbelts. If you have a fear of flying, there's a good chance a bumpy flight is the root of your anxiety, but aviation experts say 80% of fights experience at least some turbulence.

H/T: AP News

Featured image by Volaris Airbus A320 - Tomas Del Coro (Flickr / Creative Commons, Commercial Use Allowed)

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