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Airplane turbulence is scary but injuries are rare
Airplane turbulence is scary but injuries are rare

Luggage and beverage carts crashed and rolled on an American Airlines jet as it hit severe turbulence on a flight from South Korea to Dallas. “What is happening?” a passenger could be heard screaming on a YouTube video of the pandemonium that has been viewed more than 1 million times. Four passengers and one crew member were treated at hospitals; a total of 14 passengers suffered injuries in the incident earlier this month. Despite this incident, turbulence injuries on commercial planes are rare and could be nearly eliminated in the future. Aviation experts say a new digital communications system could make it easier for pilots to divert around patches of rough air. In...

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