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An ALK Airlines Boeing 737-300, with 121 people on board, was enroute at FL340 over South Tyrol about 30 minutes prior to landing in Basel when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 10 passengers while deviating around an isolated active thunderstorm cell.
The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Basel’s runway 15 about 30 minutes later. The Airport reported 10 passengers needed to be taken to hospitals with minor injuries. Passengers reported even seats were ripped out of their anchoring.
The occurrence aircraft departed for the return flight VBB-7206 after about 2.5 hours on the ground.