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Could Someone Explain This "Emergency" Call?  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1994 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2830 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 ?

http://avherald.com/h?article=45b41d59&opt=0

G.


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User currently offlineCaptainmeeerkat From Russia, joined Aug 2010, 397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days ago) and read 2543 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, 10259 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
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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, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2038 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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