More than two dozen people were injured aboard Continental Airlines Flight 128 from Brazil to Texas, according to a news report by USAToday.com. No casualties have been reported.
Anyone who has ever flown on a plane knows how terrifying and scary it can be to go through air turbulence, but it is always even worse when you are flying over a big body of water like the Atlantic Ocean where there is no place to land safely.
The injuries occurred on Continental Airlines Flight 128. The plane made an emergency landing in Miami, Florida.
The plane was bound from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Houston, Texas. It is unknown if the plane will continue the flight from Miami to Houston. It is likely the passengers will board a different plane or take alternate transportation.
Injuries and Other Information
A total of 13 people were taken to a hospital with the rest either treated at the scene or inside the airplane, according to USAToday.com.
According to the PalmBeachPost.com, passengers felt the plane dropped quickly and without warning and some people hit the roof of the cabin of the plane. It appears that the fasten-seatbelt sign had been in effect at the time of the incident. It has been reported that the oxygen masks popped out and were used by some of the passengers right after the turbulence occurred.
The turbulence occurred at approximately 4:30 in the morning and an hour later the plane made the emergency landing in Miami. You can bet that the rest of the travel time was very traumatic for all aboard and that their only focus was getting the plane onto the ground as soon as humanly possible.
Nobody ever wants to experience airplane turbulence during a flight because it is one of the worst experiences any person can experience while traveling. It is a well-known fact that flying is one of the safest forms of transportation, and by far the quickest over long distances. Turbulence happens but it doesn’t have to cause us to be fearful of traveling by airplanes and through the air.
Always obey your flight attendant while on a plane and keep your seatbelt buckled as much as you can. Nobody can predict when turbulence will occur so try to stay seated with your seatbelt locked as much as possible.
“Turbulence injures 26, flight diverted to Miami,” USAToday.com, August 3, 2009.
“Turbulence slams Continental jet, at least 26 hurt,” PalmBeachPost.com, August 3, 20009.