Twelve injured on flight from Qatar to Ireland


Published: 2024-05-26 18:18

Last Updated: 2024-07-13 22:17

Twelve injured on flight from Qatar to Ireland
Twelve injured on flight from Qatar to Ireland

Twelve people were injured on a flight from Doha to Dublin after the aircraft encountered severe turbulence over Turkey.

The incident resulted in injuries to six passengers and six crew members.

Qatar Airways described the injuries sustained by passengers and crew as minor and assured that those affected are receiving medical attention.

"The safety and security of our passengers and crew are our top priority," the airline said in a statement.

Additionally, Dublin Airport posted on X, “Qatar Airways flight QR017 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."

"All passengers were assessed for injury prior to disembarking the aircraft. Eight passengers were subsequently taken to hospital. The return flight to Doha (flight QR018) is scheduled to operate as normal this afternoon, albeit with a delay. Flight operations at Dublin Airport were unaffected and continue as normal this afternoon.”

Furthermore, sources confirm that an internal investigation into the incident has been launched.