12 hurt in another airplane turbulence incident

08:39 PM | 27 May, 2024
12 hurt in another airplane turbulence incident

QATAR - In a tragic turn of events, as many as twelve people were left injured after a Qatar Airways flight was hit with turbulence on Sunday.

The flight - departed from Doha for Dublin - was met by emergency services after landing as six passengers and six crew members were injured in the incident.

According to a statement from Dublin Airport, eight of the injured were taken to hospital following assessment after the Qatar Airways flight QR017 experienced turbulence while flying over Turkey; Qatar Airways confirmed the incident and said investigations are underway 

The incident has triggered concerns about climate change and its possible fallout in the form of turbulence. Recently dozens of passengers were injured while a Britisher with a heart condition was killed on a Singapore Airlines flight that was hit with severe turbulence on Tuesday.

Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore was cruising at 37,000 feet when the plane dropped sharply before climbing several hundred feet, triggering chaos and mayhem. 

The incident has prompted the carrier to adopt a more cautious approach to managing turbulence in-flight and under the revised policy, meal service will no longer be provided when the seat belt sign is on.

The carrier has confirmed that the cabin crew will also continue to secure all loose items and equipment during poor weather conditions for the safety of the flyers.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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