Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3981 times:
MALAYSIA AIRLINES Flight MH 67/23 June 2003
23 Jun 2003 - Malaysia Airlines' flight MH67/23 June 2003 experienced an unexpected short and intense turbulence at around 1625 hours Malaysian time whilst passing through a small thunderstorm cell over Pekan, Pahang during its approach towards Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The flight, operated using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a total of 224 passengers on board, had earlier departed Seoul, Korea for KLIA.
Consequently, some passengers and cabin crew were slightly injured.
The flight captain alerted Malaysia Airlines KLIA of the incident and requested medical assistance for the injured, which was rendered promptly on arrival at gate C15.
Copyright: Malaysia Airlines
Thankful that none were seriously injured... I have never heard of such intense turbulence over the Peninsular...
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3953 times:
27 on MAS plane injured during strong turbulence
KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-five passengers and two crew members of a Malaysia Airlines flight were injured when the aircraft went through intense air turbulence lasting less than one minute over Pekan in Pahang at 4.25pm yesterday.
MAS senior general manager of corporate services Dr Mohamadon Abdullah, when contacted, said the Airbus A330-300 flight from Seoul, however, landed at the KL International Airport in Sepang safely at 5pm.
There were 224 Korean nationals and 10 Malaysian crew members on board the aircraft.
He said the captain of the aircraft had contacted the control tower to alert the medical team to attend to some passengers and crew members, who were injured following the incident.
Dr Mohamadon said after receiving initial treatment, seven of the passengers were sent to the Subang Jaya Medical Centre while the two crew members were admitted to the Selangor Medical Centre in Shah Alam for further observation.
“The initial report from our medical team indicated that no one had received any serious injuries and those admitted at the hospitals were reported to be in stable condition,” he said.
He said MAS engineers were checking the aircraft and initial checks showed no major structural damage.
They were carrying further checks before allowing the plane to fly, he said. – Bernama
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3798 times:
I experienced turbulence last Xmas on a MAS 734. After take off from Singapore, we were thrown "all over the place" over JB that the bins popped open. Thankfully all had their seat belts fastened and no serious injuries.
Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
Triple Seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3694 times:
Try flying into a turbulent sky on a little Cessna....you'll get a real whacking!
Been on a 208B that flew right into a rain cloud at about 9,000ft while enroute from PEN-KUL...nearly pissed on my pants.