Many seasoned travelers know that moderate to severe turbulence is no joke. Every year, there are guaranteed to be news stories about passengers being injured as a result of this phenomenon, and even with aftermath photos, surprisingly some travelers still choose not to buckle up even when advised to.
On June 16, an ALK Airlines Boeing 737-300 was performing flight VBB7205 from Pristina, Kosovo (PRN) to Basel, Switzerland (BSL) with 121 people on board. About 30 minutes before landing, the pilots were flying over South Tyrol, Italy and started deviating around a storm cell. As they expected some turbulence, they informed passengers to fasten their seats belts.
A downdraft resulted in the aircraft immediately losing altitude, momentarily sending one of the flight attendants and her drinks cart airborne, hitting the ceiling in the process.target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mirjeta Basha/YouTube