Soups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6150 times:
a BA 767 flight LHR-ACC hit heavy turbulence and some passengers have been injured. flight landed few hours ago.
turbulence was over spain, passengers includes the president of Ghana.
1 cabin crew seriously injured with head injuris and two passengers injured too.
just got a txt from a mate that was on the flight anymore information?
[Edited 2005-04-10 23:12:58]
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
Speedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 894 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5920 times:
Quoting ACVitale (Reply 3): Could this be another in a trend of BA PR gaffes as they avoid compensation claims under the new EU rules?
The EU compensation rules would not come into play in such a situation. There has been no report on this incident or confirmation of the injuries and how serious they have been so please stop trying to pre-judge the situation. Any decision to continue a flight is up to the captain and it is highly unlikely that he or she would opt to continue if the injuries were that serious given that they could potentially be placing the lives of the injured at risk, if they indeed need urgent medical attention. Further, if as has been reported, a member of the crew was indeed injured, then the number of available crew to safely continue the flight becomes an issue which the captain would have to factor in.