Buckle Up: There you are complaining about the kid behind kicking your chair while you’re wrestling with the plastic wrap of a sweaty hamburger, when the “fasten your seat belt sign” bings to life. Really? Do I need to bother balancing my food tray while fishing down the back of my seat for the buckle? Nah. When’s the beer trolly coming?
Then, like being slammed from behind by a fully-grown bull, you fly from your seat, coffee in your lap, head making contact with the baggage compartment. I really should have fastened my seat belt you think as you mop the blood from your nose.
If there ever was a good example as to why you should wear your seat belt when the captain says so, this is it. During the approach for landing into Miami on Tuesday, an American Airlines flight from Aruba hit 15 seconds of strong turbulence, sending two flight attendents and a passenger to hospital. Twelve people in total required medical attention after the 757 jet landed. Although the seat belt sign was on, no strong turbulence had been detected in the area prior to the incident. via CNN