WorldTraveler said:You an absolutely be assured that there are questions being asked of how AA managed to miss this weather or why the crew flew thru it, esp. with FAs in the cabin serving.
and yet there was a very powerful storm on satellite at the time and in the region the AA flight flew thru.WT, "No, this was not clear air turbulence."
John Cox, an aviation safety expert and USA TODAY's Ask the Captain columnist, suspects Tuesday's incident was likely the result of "clear air turbulence."
He acknowledges the video may be frightening to travelers, but said modern aircraft are built to withstand such episodes.