Turbulence Injures 12 People on Qatar Airways 787 Doha-Dublin

Turbulence Injures 12 People on Qatar Airways 787 Doha-Dublin
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In the last 30 minutes, it has emerged that 12 people have been injured by severe turbulence on a Qatar Airways Boeing 787 flying between Doha and Dublin.

Information is beginning to circulate regarding what happened onboard this flight today.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Qatar Airways Flight QR17 – Doha to Dublin…

Turbulence Injures 12 People on Qatar Airways 787 Doha-Dublin
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Turbulence Injures 12 People on Qatar Airways 787 Doha-Dublin
Anna Zvereva via Wikimedia Commons.

Qatar Airways flight QR17, which was involved in the turbulence, is a routine scheduled flight between Doha and Dublin.

The aircraft involved in the incident is A7-BHM.

As per data from Planespotters.net, A7-BHM is a 3.3 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that was delivered to the airline in September 2023.

Of the 787-9 variant, Qatar Airways has 18 of them in the fleet.

Furthermore, of that 18, all but two are in active service, hosting an average fleet age of 3.5 years.

QR17 departed Doha at 0806 local time this morning and tracked north-west towards Dublin.

It is understood that over Turkish airspace, the aircraft dropped 275 feet at a rate of -21,888 feet per minute.

However, despite the injuries, it is understood the aircraft continued on to it’s destination of Dublin Airport.

Qatar Airways flight QR17 landed safely into the Irish airport without further incident at 1259 local time.

Irish Airport Releases Statement…

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Furthermore, Dublin Airport has released a statement regarding the 12 people injured on the Qatar Airways Boeing 787 from Doha.

It reads:

“Qatar Airways flight QR107 from Doha landed safely as scheduled at Dublin Airport shortly before 13.00 on Sunday.”

“Upon landing, the aircraft was met by emergency services, including Airport Police and our Fire and Rescue department, due to 6 passengers and 6 crew [12 total] on board reporting injuries after the aircraft experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey.”

“The Dublin Airport team continues to provide full assistance on the ground to passengers and airline staff.”

Furthermore, No fatalities have been reported at current, with just injuries reported.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to this incident, then we will update you below.

This remains a developing story.

4 weeks ago26/05/24

8 of the 12 Passengers Going to Hospital…

As per @Shauns_Aviation on X, it is understood that eight of the 12 passengers injured are going to hospital for further treatment.

4 weeks ago26/05/24

Correction on Altitude Drop…

It has emerged that the -21,000fpm drop was an ADS-B glitch caused by GPS jamming. This is an editorial note to reflect that.

Furthermore, it is unclear how heavy the turbulence was.

4 weeks ago26/05/24

Picture from the Scene Emerges…

Picture from the scene at Dublin Airport following the Qatar Airways 787 parking up on stand.

4 weeks ago26/05/24

Qatar Airways Releases Statement…

The airline has released a statement on today’s incident:

“Qatar Airways can confirm that flight QR017 a Boeing B787-9 from Doha to Dublin has landed safely.”

“A small number of passengers and crew sustained minor injuries in flight and are now receiving medical attention.”

“The matter is now subject to an internal investigation. The safety and security of our passengers and crew are our top priority.”

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