After Singapore Airlines turbulence crash, flight crews urge buckling up

Airlines are required by law to turn on the seat belt sign during takeoff and landing of flights, but airlines have their own procedures for dealing with air turbulence.

A witness on the Singapore Airlines flight said numerous people who were not wearing seat belts were thrown around the cabin when the plane went down, many of them hitting their heads.

Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants (CWA), which represents more than 50,000 across 20 airlines, said CAT cases are increasing and cannot be seen, highlighting the importance of wearing a seat belt. During flight.

“It’s a matter of life and death,” Nelson said.

Turbulence-related airline accidents are the most common type of accident, according to a 2021 study by the US National Transportation Safety Board.