I know such a topic has been posted before, but how long ago was that? More than 90 days, wasn’t it?
Anyway, what is your worst turbulence experience? Feel free to share it here.
(This event happened when I called every aircraft a “plane” and when I was clueless about aviation)
I was on a MAS flight (when Malaysia Airlines was known for its trustworthiness, not crashes) from WSSS-WMKK. I remember it was a 737. Before boarding, I could see a thunderstorm brewing nearby.
The flight is one of the busiest in the region. The flight on the 737 then would take 40 minutes. After taking off, within minutes, we were in the storm. There was a small vibration as the aircraft flew into the rain cloud.
Then, it came. The aircraft started experiencing some serious turbulence. You could tell that fear was reigning. Then, the familiar rumble of the engines seemed to disappear as the aircraft seemingly started falling.
Passengers started screaming.
Within seconds, the aircraft recovered. I looked out of the window. It was pitch black, with the occasional flash caused by lightning. Throughout the 20 or so minutes of the turbulence, you could tell everyone was afraid. Those 20 minutes felt endless. You could imagine everyone heaved a sigh of relief when the plane touched down in WMKK. The pilot was slightly traumatised while I was very.
I didn’t look very healthy when boarding my connecting flight, having puked just before that, and the cabin crew surely was concerned!