The De Havilland Comet, but that’s a long time ago. Turbulence can contribute to metal fatigue, and metal fatigue is a killer.
The thing I just read seemed to say that expansion and contraction due to pressure changes creates more stress on the plane than turbulence, though. And we can count on the simulations to catch that for us. Right?
reminds me of a flight I took many years ago from tenerife to las palmas in the canary islands… on the anniversary of the tenerife airport disaster of 1977 (587 killed). We got on the tiny propeller plane for the 20 minute flight and the crew distributed the free copy of the local newspaper… which run a 20 page special on the accident, with plenty of colour photos of planes burning, rescue teams, ambulances, bodybags, etc
Not the best experience to fly surrounded by 50 people all reading the news of the disaster as if it was nothing. I personally don’t mind flying but I don’t need to be reminded of the risks before I board