Cabin crew member is hurt after severe turbulence on flight to Belfast City Airport
An air stewardess was injured after she was knocked off her feet during severe turbulence on a flight to Belfast City Airport.
The incident happened on a Dash 8 aircraft during a scheduled journey from Birmingham in February with 71 passengers on board.
A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the aircraft was near the Isle of Man when there was a sudden onset of "severe turbulence."
The airspeed increased rapidly, the autopilot disconnected and the aircraft began to climb.
The co-pilot, who was in charge at the time, assumed manual control and after 25 seconds re-engaged the autopilot.
An AAIB report said: "In the cabin, one of the crew members was thrown off her feet and sustained serious injuries.
"She was given medical assistance by a doctor who was travelling as a passenger and transferred to hospital after landing at Belfast. One passenger suffered a minor injury."