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15 Injured During Turbulence On SAA Flight  
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 5287 times:
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From Beeld newspaper, original report in Afrikaans:

15 passengers on an SAA flight from Johannesburg to New York on Sunday were injured when the plane hit severe turbulence. Some passengers had cuts and bruises and had to be treated for shock along with 3 cabin crew members.

According to Robyn Chalmers of SAA, flight SA203 hit the turbulence about 30 minutes before a scheduled landing in Dakar. The flight landed in Dakar around 04:30 local time. The aircraft, carrying 172 passengers, was checked before departing for New York around 5 hours late.

Wear your seatbelt!!!


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
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User currently offlineRaffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month ago) and read 4985 times:

You should always wear your seatbelt when seated, but at 30 minutes before landing, I bet there was the usual rush for the toilets (there always is!)

172 passengers isn't alot. Do they make a profit on these services?



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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month ago) and read 4920 times:

Flights are probably operated by a A343 or do they still have 744's in the fleet?

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4876 times:
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Quoting LXA340 (Reply 2):
Flights are probably operated by a A343 or do they still have 744's in the fleet?

There are still 744s but they mostly do JNB-LHR. This flight was a 343.



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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 3):

There are still 744s but they mostly do JNB-LHR. This flight was a 343.

Thanks, yeah, then 172 passengers isn't such a bad load then.


User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

It is to prevent things like this that LH since over a month has their seatbealt signs always ON!

This is a new policy they introduced after a couple of the same incidents like from FRA to DFW...

leo



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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

Quoting Raffik (Reply 1):
You should always wear your seatbelt when seated, but at 30 minutes before landing, I bet there was the usual rush for the toilets (there always is!)

I would think. And the air can get choppy w/o warning.

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 5):
It is to prevent things like this that LH since over a month has their seatbealt signs always ON!
This is a new policy they introduced after a couple of the same incidents like from FRA to DFW...

The whole flight? At least in the States, if the light is on, you're not supposed to get up for the WC even. How do they resolve that issue? Or is the light merely to remind people to wear seatbelt when not walking about the cabin?



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 5):
It is to prevent things like this that LH since over a month has their seatbealt signs always ON!

But that leads to complacency - with the pax not knowing when it's just meant to warn them to keep it fastened just in case, or if it's actually on for a very serious reason; such as a severe bout of upcoming turbulence.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 5):
It is to prevent things like this that LH since over a month has their seatbealt signs always ON!

This is a joke, right? Are they trying to convince people that the signs are meaningless and to ignore crew instructions, or are they handing out adult diapers?


User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

FLIFO for SA203 on 24JUN07:

DOSA203/24JUN
* OPERATIONAL FLIGHT INFO * SA 203 -2 SU 24JUN
CITY INFO HOUR LOCAL)
JNB LEFT THE GATE 2027
TOOK OFF 2038
PASSENGERS ON BOARD 11/198)
PLANE IS LATE IN HOURS MINUTES) 0130
SCHD GRND TIME LESS THAN MAX GRND TIME
PLANE IS LATE IN HOURS MINUTES) 0007
SCHD GRND TIME LESS THAN MAX GRND TIME
OTHER INFORMATION
550KG FLT SPARES
OTHER INFORMATION
550KG FLT SPARES
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL 0223 DKR
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL 0235 DKR
DKR ESTIMATED TIME OF DEPARTURE 0630
DELAY LATE ARRIVAL OF AIRCRAFT
DELAY DAMAGED AIRCRAFT - FLIGHT OPERATIONS
AIRCRAFT LANDED 0231
ARRIVED 0245
OTHER INFORMATION
550KG FLT SPARES
LEFT THE GATE 0850
TOOK OFF 0900
PASSENGERS ON BOARD 24)
PLANE IS LATE IN HOURS MINUTES) 0022
LATE ARRIVAL OF AIRCRAFT
PLANE IS LATE IN HOURS MINUTES) 0558
DAMAGED AIRCRAFT - FLIGHT OPERATIONS
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL 1233 JFK
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL 1220 JFK



Looks like it's more than 200 onboard when it hit turbulent.


User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 5):
It is to prevent things like this that LH since over a month has their seatbealt signs always ON!

That can't be right. I smell Bravo Sierra


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3836 times:
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Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 10):
That can't be right. I smell Bravo Sierra

It isn't. I flew FRA-BCN-FRA on LH at the end of May and the announcement said to keep your belt on throughout the flight (not "we suggest") and the sign stayed on.



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