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MU Flight Turbulence - 8 Injured  
User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

According to SCMP, a HK english newspaper:

Five passengers and three flight attendants on a China Eastern Airlines (SEHK: 0670) flight were injured after the plane was hit by turbulence before landing at Hong Kong yesterday....

Sorry I havent got any details, but seems passengers should always wear their seatbelts! Or the pilot didnt set the weather radar properly?


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Quoting Musapapaya (Thread starter):
Sorry I havent got any details

I wouldn't speculate...

Quoting Musapapaya (Thread starter):
passengers should always wear their seatbelts! Or the pilot didnt set the weather radar properly?

Unexpected turbulence happens every single day.

User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Worst turbulence I ever felt was over mainland China, on a B757, strapped tightly, and it was still a roller coaster ride, and despite lapbelt, I did find myself hitting other pax and the seat in front of me.


Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Some passengers just hate wearing their seatbelts. When the pilot announces the final descent for landing, or that there will be some turbulence, certain passengers will almost always stand up, open the overhead bins, go to the washroom, or not wear their seatbelt and risk the safety of themselves as well as the passengers around them.

User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 738 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Quoting Musapapaya (Thread starter):
Or the pilot didnt set the weather radar properly?

Unless the turbulence is associated with precipitation activity, the WX radar is useless.

User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

According to local news, the plane dropped 500 metres (or 1640 feet) which is one heck of a drop

I have always wondered, if RVSM is operated, is it possible for turbulence to put one plane into a path of another incoming plane? For example if a westbound plane (meant to be at say, FL340) drops 1600 feet, and the eastbound plane (meant to be at FL330) drops 600 feet. I know it is highly unlikely it will cause a crash but there is possibility of a near-crash?

User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

I was on a Continental Flight from IAH to MTY a week or so ago. Seat belt sign was off, flight attentant (ERJ, only one) was collecting trash) - fairly heavy turbulence, big time drop -- people across from me immediately stood up to avoid the red wine (now on the underside of the overhead bins) - flight attendant (from rear of plane) said - 'sit down - sit now, buckle in" - as the poor flight attendant, after the turbulance ended, made her way forward, all sorts of passengers blamed her - the flight crew announced that this was 'unexpected turbulance - no sign on radar' -

No one was hurt, but the flight attendant was crying. Flights into Monterrey can be very bumpy, because Monterrey in in a valley, with all sorts of mountains

When will passengers learn #1 - to stay in their seats, #2, to keep seat belts buckeled, and #3, to not drink red wine/bloody mary's on a small ERJ?

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