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Who Is Responsible for Injuries Suffered on Airplanes?

Did you fly anywhere over the holidays? Millions of people did, and while most flights are uneventful, sometimes passengers on planes suffer from aviation injury. For example, one traveler on a Southwest Airlines flight during the New Year was hurt when the plane struck turbulence. Turbulence can lead to several potential types of injuries – brain injury, for example, if overhead luggage falls on you, or cuts, bruises and broken bones if you fall over during turbulence. Sometimes, turbulence can get so bad it hurts several people. Last year, a Jet Blue Airbus S320 flying from Boston to Sacramento struck turbulence. It left 24 people injured, including a flight attendant who was thrown against the ceiling. Overhead bins spilled, luggage emptied and a toilet was ripped from the floor. Turbulence is almost never severe enough to make a plane crash, but it is the source of most in-flight injuries. Are…
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