ALK B733 near Basel on Jun 16th 2019, turbulence injures 10 people
Last Update: June 16, 2019 / 22:21:58 GMT/Zulu time
The Airport reported 10 passengers needed to be taken to hospitals with minor injuries.
Passengers reported even seats were ripped out of their anchoring.
The occurrence aircraft departed for the return flight VBB-7206 after about 2.5 hours on the ground.
On Jun 17th 2019 the airline reported the fasten seat belt signs were illuminated at the time of the upset, the flight crew anticipated possible turbulence. A strong downdraft occurred and the aircraft deviated slightly from the assigned flight level. The crew immediately afterwards requested a descent (and the aircraft descended to FL320). The aircraft continued for a normal landing, no emergency was declared. Medical assistance was requested after landing, two passengers needed medical assessment. No seats were ripped off at all.
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