Extreme turbulence slams flight attendant into plane’s ceiling, 10 others injured
A viral video has captured a terrifying episode as severe turbulence slammed a flight attendant in to the plane’s ceiling and hot water scalding several passengers.
The plane, from ALK Airlines, was flying Sunday from Pristina, Kosovo to Basel, Switzerland and experienced the turbulence 20 minutes before landing.
According to a spokesperson for EuroAirport, 10 passengers were dispatched to local hospitals in Basel and suffered minor injuries, ABC News reported.
Ten airline passengers have been injured and some burned, in a shocking case of turbulence caught on camera. The violent shudder on the ALK Airlines flight sent a flight attendant crashing into the ceiling. https://t.co/OF81oZFF1j @emmadalli #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/Sb5nVJK4RX
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) June 18, 2019
Passenger Mirjeta Basha, who shot the cellphone video, told German newspaper Badische Zeitung she was convinced the plane was going to crash.
“I thought we were all going to die,” she said.
According to AeroInside, the incident occurred as a result of pilots attempting to avoid an “isolated active thunderstorm cell.”
16 June: ALK Airlines flight from Pristina, Kosovo BKPR to Basel, Switzerland LFSB encountered severe turbulence that injured 10 passengers – not sure of the event time/location, but @eumetsat Meteosat-11 Infrared imagery showed a large cluster of t-storms https://t.co/AVm6ijUZPI pic.twitter.com/7wDfy4XG3o
— Scott Bachmeier (@CIMSS_Satellite) June 18, 2019