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Qatar Airways flight hit with turbulence, injuring at least 12

Dublin Airport says six passengers and six crew members injured in the incident

By Web Desk
May 26, 2024
Qatar Airways can be seen in the mid-air. — Qatar Airways
 Qatar Airways can be seen in the mid-air. — Qatar Airways

In yet another mid-air incident, Qatar Airways Doha to Dublin flight was hit with turbulence that injured at least 12 passengers, triggering an emergency response from the authorities, officials said Sunday in a statement.

Dublin Airport noted that six passengers and six crew members were injured in the incident that occurred on the Qatar Airways flight QR107, while it was above Turkey.

The incident comes days after Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 bound for the native country was hit by severe turbulence that claimed the life of one passenger.

According to the Dublin Airport, authorities were assisting passengers and the people onboard, and the facility's operations were not affected.

The Singapore Airlines passenger craft was carrying 104 passengers while it was coming from London and was at 37,000 feet when the plane dropped sharply before climbing several hundred feet, according to flight tracking data, quoted by CNN

Media relations manager at Dublin airport Graeme McQueen, told Sky News: "Qatar Airways flight QR017 from Doha landed safely as scheduled at Dublin Airport shortly before 1pm on Sunday."

He added: "The aircraft was met by fire, police and ambulance services upon landing. The Dublin Airport team continues to provide full assistance on the ground to passengers and airline staff."

The Qatar-based airline sustained "minor" injuries.

It said: "[They] are now receiving medical attention... The safety and security of our passengers and crew are our top priority."

An internal investigation has been commenced into the matter.