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Does Turbulence Cause Planes To Crash?

By: SeekerPublished: 3 years ago

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If you’ve ever been on a flight, you might have experienced some bad turbulence. What causes it, and could severe turbulence take down a plane?

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Turbulence: Everything You Need To Know
http://www.askthepilot.com/questionanswers/turbulence/
“Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes?”

Heart-pounding video documents American Airlines flight turbulence
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/12/17/heart-pounding-video-documents-american-airlines-flight-turbulence/
“Video of the American Airlines flight that was rocked by severe turbulence on Tuesday will make your heart skip a beat, and might even convince you to keep your seat belt fastened snug on your next plane trip.”

Jet stream
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_stream
“Jet streams are fast flowing, narrow air currents found in the atmosphere of some planets, including Earth.”
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