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Could Someone Explain This "Emergency" Call?  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 2036 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

Ok, I'm lost here. If someone can explain or throw a theory please...

B 737 with 191 pax cruising at FL 390, encounter severe turbulence causing stick shaker, uncommanded roll of 20 degrees and loss of height of 1.500 ft. The crew managed to control the situation, and continued to their destination ( Toronto ). About 1 and a half hour later, while on approach to Toronto, they declared "Emergency" and requested emergency services on stand by for the landing...

What is the point of declaring an emergency 90 minutes after you had the ( loss of control ) problem ?



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User currently offlineCaptainmeeerkat From Russia, joined Aug 2010, 476 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

It's only a guess but perhaps the severe turbulence might have damaged a critical control surface that would only become apparent on landing - better to be safe than sorry.

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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 12146 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

It doesn't actually say in the article that the emergency was declared due directly to the turbulence. Could have been something else.

Or a passenger may have gotten ill after the fact or otherwise realized his/her injury was more severe than he/she thought initially.

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User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 679 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

I am pretty sure the flight crew had their reasons to, Perhaps something came to their attention during the landing procedures or maybe medical problem on board

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