Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2698 times:
I flew HKG-SFO on Cathay Pacific on October 20th, the day before this incident. We hit some bad turbulence at 33,000 ft above Japan related to this same weather system. The pilot had the crew sit down for about 5-7 minutes but there were only a few severe pockets. The isobars on the weather map were really tightly packed related to the strong cold front.
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Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2678 times:
3 People sent into hospitals.
The plane was flying over Nagoya when the turbulance occurs.
Central Japan, near Nagoya is the "famous" area for turbulances. JAL MD11 flew into this area 3 years ago (I think) and got 1 crew killed. The death was actually due to pilot "mis-controlling the plane during the turbulance".
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4771 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
Is it just me or does it seem that JAL experiences quite a bit injuries caused by turbulence?
Why do you say that? All aircraft encountering turbulence normally results is a number of injuries of varying numbers... depending on whether the flight crew had any forewarning. If it is CAT (clear air turbulence), chances are no one's seat belts were fastened as there is little warning for such occurences.
However, if its storm clouds, the visual signs are enough to make a monkey lluminate the seatbelt sign.
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Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4747 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2502 times:
Unfortunately Turbulence sometimes comes out of nowhere. I reported back a few months ago on CO 11 from Paris that we were about 45 min from landing when the plane just fell, the radar screens showed nothing, nothing at all until we were in it.