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    turbulence yikes! (not to or from AUA)

    yesterday there were 2 flights that experienced severe turbulence.

    not aruba........but i felt the news article should post.

    one of our forum members works for an airline and he sustained head injury during air turbulence. it left him feeling lousy and unable to work for a few months.

    the IMPORTANCE of wearing seat belts at all times while seated cannot be stressed enough.
    when the flight crew ask folks to not be up and about, injury from rough air is the main reason.

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    the bostonchannel.com (WCVB-tv)
    BOSTON -- Officials at Logan Airport said more than a dozen people were injured after two flights landing there experienced heavy turbulence.
    A Lufthansa flight from Charlotte, N.C. to Munich was diverted to Boston late Sunday after reporting turbulence problems. It turned out they had flown through the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia, officials said.

    Flight 429, which had 245 passengers and 18 crew members on board, was scheduled to arrive at about 11:45 p.m. and it was greeted by ambulances and emergency crews with stretchers.
    "I saw the plane go down, down, down and I said, 'Oh my God, oh my God," one passenger said.
    Click Like For Boston News Updates:Earlier, seven people were injured when turbulence hit a Jet Blue flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Boston.
    Officials said there were 130 passengers and five crew members on Jet Blue Flight 852 when the problem occurred in the air.
    "I had the coffee jump everywhere. We started screaming. Oh my God, so scary," said another female passenger.
    Six of the injured people experienced head, back or neck injuries. One person suffered burns from coffee.
    "I thought, 'Oh my God, this could be it.' But it didn't last that long. It was quite a surprise," said another female passenger.
    They said the pilots kept them posted on what was happening and assured them that the problems were not caused by equipment malfunctions on the plane.
    TheBostonChannel.com.



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    Last edited by Andrea J.; 10-03-2011 at 09:34 AM.

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    please, i'm leaving saturday.

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    safe and fun travels rick

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    Thanks Andrea, I'm leaving Saturday too!!! (But I'm probably one of the only ones that NEVER takes her seatbelt off during a flight)

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    safe and fun travels shelly.
    i am the same way.......and i have to be dancing in my seat before i even think of getting up to use the restroom. i am so afraid of moving about on a plane and getting hurt.

    i hope everyone wears their seatbelt while seated!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelly View Post
    Thanks Andrea, I'm leaving Saturday too!!! (But I'm probably one of the only ones that NEVER takes her seatbelt off during a flight)

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    Like the new picture Andrea!

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    hahaha thanks
    taken on friday at magic kingdom
    Quote Originally Posted by luvsun View Post
    Like the new picture Andrea!

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    I'm leaving Sunday!!!! Yikes !!! It's nice to see the ticker say 4 day's

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    [QUOTE=Andrea J.;212307].......and i have to be dancing in my seat before i even think of getting up to use the restroom. i am so afraid of moving about on a plane and getting hurt....I am the exact same way. I try not to even eat or drink before flying so I won't have to go. Yet my kids consider it an activity to go the bathroom on a plane.


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    taken on friday at magic kingdom
    ...my favorite place on Earth!!!!! (besides Aruba of course)

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    I had post-concussion syndrome problems for nearly a year after my turbulence related incident. The first couple months were brutal and it got better very slowly after that. It took more than six months to get back to work full-time and I was wondering if I was ever going get back for a while.

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