frequentflyer5
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JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Mon Oct 21, 2002 11:58 pm

A JAL 747-400 carrying 500+ passengers hit severe turbulence and injuries have been reported. Flight was Fukuoka to Tokyo's Haneda airport.

http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20021021p2a00m0dm012001c.html

Is it just me or does it seem that JAL experiences quite a bit injuries caused by turbulence?
 
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RE: JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Tue Oct 22, 2002 1:56 am

Asian skies can be very unfriendly.
 
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RE: JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Tue Oct 22, 2002 8:16 am

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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RE: JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Tue Oct 22, 2002 8:53 am

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".
 
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RE: JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Tue Oct 22, 2002 9:02 am

A JAL 747-400 carrying 500+ passengers hit severe turbulence

I had always been told that severe turbulence is the kind where the aircraft doesn't survive through it. Sounds like a case of moderate turbulence to me...

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RE: JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Tue Oct 22, 2002 3:02 pm

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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RE: JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Tue Oct 22, 2002 8:49 pm

Actually Ryanair!!!. I tend to agree with Frequentflyer5's comments regarding JAL and turbulence. However, I think it's due to bad luck more than anything else.
 
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RE: JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Tue Oct 22, 2002 9:02 pm

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.

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RE: JAL Air Turbulence: Injuries Reported

Tue Oct 22, 2002 9:08 pm

More info from The Japan Times:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20021022b3.htm

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