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Turbulent flight a shocker

Video from a turbulent flight over Switzerland has gone viral after a flight attendant was thrown into the ceiling of the airliner and 10 people were injured.

The ALK Boeing 737-300 en route from Pristina, Kosovo, to Basel, Switzerland was about 30 minutes out from landing when heavy turbulence struck on Jun 16.

Video shot by passenger Mirjeta Basha and shared on the site Storyful has been viewed more than 1.3 million times.

Aeroinside.com reports there were 121 people on board, and 10 passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries after the flight deviated around an active thunderstorm cell. The aircraft continued for a safe landing about 30 minutes later.

The occurrence aircraft departed for the return flight VBB-7206 after about 2.5 hours on the ground.

The airline reported only two passengers needed medical assessment following the severe downdraft.



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