October 8, 2008
Passengers, Belt Up
THE recent incident involving Qantas airlines and clear-air turbulence, which injured many passengers over Australia, should be a wake-up call to all air travellers.
I guess many passengers did not have their seatbelts fastened. As a former air traffic controller , I flew with many airlines and on one occasion experienced the impact of sudden clear-air turbulence, when the aircraft dropped several thousand feet without warning. Since that time, I have always ensured that my seatbelt was loosely fastened throughout the flight.
Iain J McConnell, Speedybank, Gifford, East Lothian.
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