Why does turmoil begin in the air, which takes lives?

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
3 Min Read

If you are sitting in a flight, then you must be aware that there is a situation of air turbulence in the plane. In which the plane shakes or shakes strongly for a few seconds. But this situation occurs only when the weather is bad or there is lightning at that time. And if someone dies in this, you would hardly have heard such news. Yes, recently there was a news that passengers sitting in Singapore Airlines lost their lives and some were injured when air turbulence occurred.

Such a shocking and scary incident has once again heated up the issue of air travel safety amid changes in the environment due to climate change. If you also often travel by flight, then know what air turbulence is and how you can keep yourself safe in such a situation.

Air turbulence in Indian flight

A total of 46 air accidents are expected to occur from 2018 to December 2022 due to air turbulence, including 8 in 2018, 10 in 2019, 7 in 2020, 9 in 2021 and 12 in 2022. There have been numerous emergency landing accidents, many of which were caused by technical failure, air turbulence, emergency or bird strike. Although there have been cases of injuries, deaths are very rare.

What is air turbulence?

When the air doesn't move properly, it causes air turbulence. Air normally moves in a horizontal stream, called “laminar flow” at altitude. This keeps the plane at a constant speed. But the problem occurs when some things block the air flow and make it move up and down and in the opposite direction. This causes a sudden change in the plane's altitude, causing the plane to shake. It can also be so strong that it can even cause the plane to fall. During this, things fall off the floor during flight.

How can travelers stay safe?

How can travelers stay safe?

While traveling by plane, air hostesses often ask you to tighten or fasten your belt and even during turbulence in the air, pilots warn you about it in advance. Therefore, in such a situation, keep your belt fastened. Although no amount of precautions can save you from such a situation, it can definitely save you from serious injury.

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