So, you've read about Singapore Airlines (SIA) Flight SQ424 from Singapore to Mumbai hitting major turbulence during descent on Oct. 18, 2014, resulting in eight passengers and 14 crew members getting injured?
It was reported that injuries to the eight passengers and 14 crew members resulted after the aircraft touched the runway twice at about 10.15pm.
The one takeaway advice from this episode? Listen to the stewardesses when they tell you to sit down and buckle up because you'd never know when turbulence will strike. And no more visiting the toilets during landing no matter how urgent.
And if you're wondering what kind of extreme weather conditions can occur mid-flight that causes turbulence, check out this video of a pilot landing a plane in Changi Airport while descending through a storm.
Basically, the cloud cover guarantees the pilot cannot see anything and the wipers are kind of cute because they are obviously useless:
And then the next moment, you'd see the ground appearing out of nowhere:
And then runway:
Too bad the video cannot be embedded here. But you can watch it on YouTube. It is nine minutes long, but you can skip till the last three minutes where the action is.