Jetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4775 times:
My wife was out of her office last week, she found out today when she went to work that one of her co-workers who sits next to her was the passenger injured on this UA TED flight.
She was on her way to the lav when the airplane was hit by the turbulence. She needed about 30 stitches in her head, we don’t know the extent of the injuries of the FA, her co-worker has not yet returned to work
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4870 posts, RR: 29 Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
Quoting Jetstar (Reply 1): She was on her way to the lav when the airplane was hit by the turbulence. She needed about 30 stitches in her head, we don’t know the extent of the injuries of the FA, her co-worker has not yet returned to work
I just do not understand why people do not use the bathroom before departing. When the seatbelt sign goes off, I always hear the metal of seat belts "clink", and there is always the average 10 or so people that feel they need to stand up or go to the bathroom.
Especially when going in or out of Colorado. Airlines should just keep the seatbelt sign on when getting into that area. Sorry to hear about the injury, but I bet she will use the bathroom before departure next time. In and out of DEN is always a hit or miss on turbulence. Either your going to have it smooth, or your going to be tugging your seat belt tighter.
HAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3748 times:
OMG , the turbelence on DEN - PHX ted flights can really get nasty, i remember on christmas day in 2006, we were decening into DEN, at night and even the flight attendants were seated, the plane was going up and down like a roller coaster, it was really scary. i hope she recovers soon
Platinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 552 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3469 times:
I just flew out of DEN yesterday in an RJ and it was just tossed around. DEN has always been this way, worst experience was right after the Blizzard in 06 on approach. Usually the crew leaves the seat belt on while going over the Rockies
Jetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 10 Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
A follow up to my previous posting on the injured Passenger on the TED flight out of DEN last week, who is a co-worker of my wife.
The injured passenger returned to work yesterday so my wife got the story.
The pilots had turned the seatbelt sign off, so I am assuming there were no reports of turbulence in the area. She got up to use the lav and as she walked back, she said that at first the airplane rolled from one side to the other and then quickly dropped, she became airborne and hit her head and then started bleeding profusely. She returned to her seat and a nearby passenger gave her a sweater to try to stop the bleeding.
At no time did any of the FA’s try to help her, she said they were freaking out apparently from either the blood or seeing one of the other FA’s injured. 2 other passengers came to her aid, one a fireman and the other a paramedic and they used paper towels from the lav to try to stop the bleeding. It was the paramedic who told one of the FA’s to tell the pilot to return to DEN ASAP, which they did. She did not know the extent of the FA’s injury, she thinks the FA might have suffered a twisted or broken foot.
The airplane was met at the runway with medical aid and after she was fitted with a neck brace, she was removed and transported to a hospital in Aurora for medical treatment.
She needed 32 surgical staples to close the wound on her head and they also did a cat scan to see if she had any brain or other head injuries. They also checked her blood count because she lost so much blood they were concerned she might need a transfusion. After she was released from the hospital, UA put her and her son up at a hotel and then flew her back home the next day. Since then no one at UA has contacted her to check on her injuries.
My question to any FA’s out there, especially any UA FA’s, I know the airplanes carry a first aid kit, but do these kits carry basic first aid items like bandages or gauze pads and if so are the FA’s allowed to open these kits for the first aid items.
The paramedics had to use un-sterilized paper towels in place of gauze pads, which could have led to a major infection. I am also appalled that UA has not had the common decency that at least someone from the company would do a follow up call to check on her injuries, from what I can see and my wife agrees, UA could care less that she was injured.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 17928 posts, RR: 57 Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2814 times:
It's never occurred to me to unfasten my seatbelt when the "Fasten Seatbelt" sign has gone off. I always figured that it never bothered me, so why not wear it? I mean, if you have to get up to pee, you have to get up to pee. Not much you can do about that.
Then again, I have been on a plane that went negative-g. That's one thing that scares me about these F-class "suites." Do they expect the passengers to stay buckled in in such a setting?