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CAAP clarifies Qatar flight injuries were due to midair turbulence

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    The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Sunday clarified that the injuries on Qatar Airlines flight QR932 were caused by clear-air turbulence some 30 miles out of Manila.

    The CAAP explained that clear-air turbulence cannot be detected visually or by conventional weather radar. It can strike even in the absence of clouds, and pilots have no time to warn passengers and crew to get strapped into their seats.

    Thus, during Saturday's incident, the pilot of the Qatar Airlines aircraft requested priority landing from Manila tower due to some passengers sustaining minor injuries on board because of the turbulence.

    The aircraft landed safely at the NAIA Terminal 1, where an airport medical team provided immediate medical attention to the forty passengers who injured superficially. DVM, GMA News

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