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Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra  
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5259 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
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User currently offlineACVitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5126 times:

If the flight was over Spain and serious injuries occurred why did it not divert to Spain?

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5098 times:

pilot decided to continue.....


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineACVitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5046 times:

Soups,

I understand, But if truly "serious" injuries then this could be another BA does not care about passenger welfare or safety issue.

IIRC, In the event of a "serious" medical emergency (I.E. "Serious" injury) then the flight should immediately divert.

Could this be another in a trend of BA PR gaffes as they avoid compensation claims under the new EU rules?


User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 872 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5029 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.


User currently offlineACVitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4963 times:

Speedbird2155,

Notice the quotes around "Serious" in each and every case in the post I made.

 Smile

Regards


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4954 times:

I know a pax who was on the flight and will give him a call in the morning to find out the true scoop.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

Nothing overly serious.

Aircraft experienced clear air turbulence over Spain for approximately 30-45 seconds.

Crew were in the middle of meal service, so there was a bit of mess with food and drink splattering over passengers, but fortunately most were seated as a result.

One passenger who was in the lavatory received a cut to the head. One crew member also received minor injuries but nothing serious at all.

President Kufuor was seated in First Class en route back from the Pope's funeral and experienced no inconvenience from the incident.


User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 872 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

Guess this tread is largely another case of people jumping to conclusions about stuff without trying to find out exactly what happened.

User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

they probably didnt divert because the president may have some important meetings to attend back home!

User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 872 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

Quoting Jambo (Reply 9):
they probably didnt divert because the president may have some important meetings to attend back home!

Guess you missed this point:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 7):
Nothing overly serious.

there was nothing serious enough to force a diversion. If it were, the President's meetings would not be a key factor in the decision, but rather the well-being of the injured.


User currently offlineTomys From Czech Republic, joined Mar 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4453 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 2):
pilot decided to continue....

Well well, if somebody was seriously injured I cannot understand how can be pilot authorised to not land asap since they are not doctors and what about inside injuries for example?  Sad

Also, even not be injured, I'd welcome to be on the ground soon with such experience  Smile


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