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Qatar Airways flight QR017 from Doha has landed safely at Dublin Airport following a turbulence incident enroute.

Upon landing, the aircraft was met by emergency services, including Airport Police and our Fire and Rescue department, with 6 passengers and 6 crew on board reporting injuries after the aircraft experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey.

All passengers were assessed for injury prior to disembarking the aircraft. Eight passengers were subsequently taken to hospital. The return flight to Doha (flight QR018) is scheduled to operate as normal this afternoon, albeit with a delay. Flight operations at Dublin Airport were unaffected and continue as normal this afternoon.

Irish broadcaster RTE  reported the incident lasted less than 20 seconds and took place during a meal service.

In the video above, passenger Paul Moccsays he saw “people hitting the roof”, and food and drinks flying everywhere.