Wednesday, June 19, 2024

12 hospitalized after ‘moderate’ turbulence on Guadalajara-Tijuana flight

Twelve people aboard a Volaris flight from Guadalajara to Tijuana yesterday had to be hospitalized for minor injuries suffered when the plane hit a pocket of turbulence.

The airline said today it transferred eight passengers and four flight crew to hospitals in Tijuana, but all were released this morning.

The Airbus A320 encountered “clear air turbulence” about half-way into the flight at an altitude of 34,000 feet.

Aviation authorities said 29 people were hurt but only 12 required hospitalization. They described the turbulence as “moderate.”

Source: AP (en), Milenio (sp)

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