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Fasten your seatbelt – turbulence is on the rise

boeing 767
A United Airlines Boeing 767-300, similar to the one forced into an emergency landing at Shannon airport. Photograph: Alamy

Severe turbulence, which recently forced the emergency landing of a transatlantic flight, is on the rise. But why and what can be done?

September 11, 2016 — United Airlines Flight 880 was carrying more than 200 passengers from Houston, Texas, to London’s Heathrow airport two weeks ago when it was battered by turbulence that threw people into the cabin ceiling. Twenty-three people were Continue reading Fasten your seatbelt – turbulence is on the rise