Buffalo, New York: Examining Airplane Turbulence And Its Impact On Passenger Safety

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Airplane TurbulenceTo some extent, every individual who has flown on a plane has experienced turbulence. Not only is it an extremely common occurrence, but it is also almost expected. While most flights experience only light or moderate degrees of turbulence, there are potential dangers associated with all types of turbulence, and in instances of more severe bouts of turbulence, the danger becomes even greater.

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Defining Turbulence

Turbulence is defined as the “irregular motion of the air resulting from eddies and vertical currents.” Turbulence is most commonly associated with thunderstorms, where powerful air currents and wind gusts can buffet and potentially damage aircrafts. Today, there are four degrees of turbulence, which vary in level of severity. These degrees are:

  1. Light Turbulence: Faint disturbances in the air cause slight irregular movement of the aircraft;
  2. Moderate Turbulence: Slightly more intense, with potential for belongings to be jostled in the movement of the aircraft;
  3. Severe Turbulence: Violent air currents can cause rapid changes in altitude and potential loss of control; and
  4. Extreme Turbulence: The most dangerous, with loss of aircraft control and a high likelihood of structural damage.

Going hand in hand with the four degrees of turbulence, there are also four causes, which can lead to instances of irregular air currents. These causes are:

  1. Mechanical Turbulence: When eddies result from resistance between the rough or uneven terrain and the strength of the wind itself;
  2. Thermal Turbulence: Refers to turbulence that results from temperature changes in the air. Warming air clashes with cooling air to create new air currents;
  3. Frontal Turbulence: Commonly found in cold fronts or with thunderstorms, it refers to the sudden change between warm and cold air currents; and
  4. Wind Shear: The sudden change of the direction or speed of the wind.

Having now defined turbulence, the next section will discuss the dangers of turbulence and the potential injuries that might result in-flight. In the event of an air turbulence-related accident, it is always prudent to seek expert help from a personal injury attorney. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has represented dozens of clients in personal injury cases over the years and is your best choice when it comes to seeking representation. Call today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.

Dangers of Turbulence

Dangers of TurbulenceThere are two types of dangers associated with turbulence. Those that threaten the passengers and crew onboard an aircraft and those that threaten the aircraft itself. In both instances, there is potential for individual harm and even loss of life. The Federal Aviation Administration reported that over a thirty-year period, there were 298 injuries caused by air turbulence. More than half of these injuries were sustained by flight attendants, and only three were fatal.

The less severe degrees of turbulence are more likely to lead to injuries sustained by the passengers and crew. These injuries can include bruises, falls, broken bones, and in particular, head injuries, including concussions and whiplash. The severity of the injuries depends entirely on the degree of turbulence. The turbulence that threatens the integrity of the aircraft itself is the most dangerous to the occupants of an aircraft. If control of the aircraft is lost, there is a high risk of a crash.

We all want to keep our loved ones safe, but sometimes the unthinkable occurs. When that happens, the last thing we want is to worry about the necessary action steps. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team of experienced personal injury attorneys are more than capable of assisting you every step of the way. Allow us to assist you in your case – you do not have to fight this alone. Call today at 716-839-3939 to begin the process.

Preparing For Turbulence

Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to defend against turbulence. The best option available is to follow the personal safety instructions of the aircraft captain and crew. Remain seated during bouts of turbulence, be careful when opening the upper storage bins during or after a flight and keep your seatbelt fastened at all times, even when the ‘fasten seatbelt’ sign is not on. In any situation, your greatest means of protecting yourself and others is to remain calm.



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