Nightmare moments on a Pristina - Basel flight, 10 people injured
On June 16, 2019, the passengers of the Pristina - Basel flight experienced moments of nightmare. The aircraft crossed an area of severe turbulence. The images filmed on board the plane show how a flight attendant is thrown to the ceiling.
The filming was done by Mirjeta Basha, who mentioned that the turbulence lasted about 5 minutes. Everything happened about 30 minutes after takeoff.
Nightmare moments on a Pristina - Basel flight
As a result of the turmoil, 10 passengers were seriously injured, needing specialist medical care. Some of them were scraped with hot water or hit by the food cart. In the footage you can see how the glasses, the bottles, including the trolley, are all thrown up.
The passengers started screaming and crying. Other people started praying. The flight was operated by ALK Airlines.
turbulence are unforeseen phenomena, in most cases. Pilots can receive information on possible turbulent areas, but cannot determine how strong they can be.
Aircraft are designed to withstand turbulence and the chances of being damaged in turbulence are extremely minimal. Unfortunately, there are also such incidents!