Turbulent Flight Path Frequency Statistics

The frequency of turbulent flight paths varies with factors such as weather conditions and flight routes, impacting passengers and crew experiences.

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"Moderate to severe turbulence is responsible for nearly 60 injuries to U.S. airline passengers and flight crew every year."

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"From 314 species of birds, 203 (65%) displayed some form of turbulence detection."

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"In 2016, turbulence caused 44 serious injuries, a more than 2-fold increase from 2015."

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"From 1980-2008, U.S. airlines had 234 turbulence accidents, resulting in 298 serious injuries and three fatalities."

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"Out of approximately 814 million flight passengers in the U.S in 2018, there were only 23 reported injuries to riders due to turbulence."

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"The International Air Transport Association estimates that turbulence costs global airlines around $200 million a year due to crew and passenger injuries."

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"On average, turbulence causes around $150 million in damage to airplanes globally each year."

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"More than 75% of weather-related aircraft accidents are tied to thunderstorms, which are often accompanied by turbulence."

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"The 14-year average of turbulence-related worker compensation costs for major U.S. airlines is nearly $500,000 per year."

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"From 2015-2017, global airlines reported about 480 severe turbulence events annually."

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