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Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:24 pm

MALAYSIA AIRLINES Flight MH 67/23 June 2003


23 Jun 2003 - Malaysia Airlines' flight MH67/23 June 2003 experienced an unexpected short and intense turbulence at around 1625 hours Malaysian time whilst passing through a small thunderstorm cell over Pekan, Pahang during its approach towards Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

The flight, operated using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a total of 224 passengers on board, had earlier departed Seoul, Korea for KLIA.

Consequently, some passengers and cabin crew were slightly injured.

The flight captain alerted Malaysia Airlines KLIA of the incident and requested medical assistance for the injured, which was rendered promptly on arrival at gate C15.

Copyright: Malaysia Airlines

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Thankful that none were seriously injured... I have never heard of such intense turbulence over the Peninsular...
 
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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:28 pm

27 on MAS plane injured during strong turbulence

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-five passengers and two crew members of a Malaysia Airlines flight were injured when the aircraft went through intense air turbulence lasting less than one minute over Pekan in Pahang at 4.25pm yesterday.

MAS senior general manager of corporate services Dr Mohamadon Abdullah, when contacted, said the Airbus A330-300 flight from Seoul, however, landed at the KL International Airport in Sepang safely at 5pm.

There were 224 Korean nationals and 10 Malaysian crew members on board the aircraft.

He said the captain of the aircraft had contacted the control tower to alert the medical team to attend to some passengers and crew members, who were injured following the incident.

Dr Mohamadon said after receiving initial treatment, seven of the passengers were sent to the Subang Jaya Medical Centre while the two crew members were admitted to the Selangor Medical Centre in Shah Alam for further observation.

“The initial report from our medical team indicated that no one had received any serious injuries and those admitted at the hospitals were reported to be in stable condition,” he said.

He said MAS engineers were checking the aircraft and initial checks showed no major structural damage.

They were carrying further checks before allowing the plane to fly, he said. – Bernama

News source: http://202.186.86.35/news/story.asp?file=/2003/6/24/nation/mashurt&newspage=Search
 
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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:36 pm

Thankfully, no serious injury was sustained.

But what is interesting is the fact that all 224 passengers onboard were Korean nationals! Not a single Malaysian passenger or any other nationality?

Amazing!

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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:37 pm

I hate Turbulence, experienced the mild version on a 737 and it was enough to make me think twice before flying on a small plane again.
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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:42 pm

I think there must be some mistake in that press release.. impossible to think that there were NO MALAYSIANS at all...!!!

Airmale -

I actually do like turbulences sometimes as long as it doesnt go too strong and the people get injured but aprt from that it's quite fun, esp. on long hauls!

B737s are not a small plane! Look at the ERJ135!!! I fly on them a lot and they're great planes, e.g. a true workhorse for MAS! Will be flying one AGAIN tomorrow oh well Big grin

Even on the B744 I have experienced turbulence that I never before experienced, and its a B744!!! The B737 handles turbulences quite well...
 
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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:49 pm

 
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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:51 pm

Sincerely my apologies for not noting that...
 
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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:56 pm

I experienced turbulence last Xmas on a MAS 734. After take off from Singapore, we were thrown "all over the place" over JB that the bins popped open. Thankfully all had their seat belts fastened and no serious injuries.
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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Thu Jun 26, 2003 5:34 am

Try flying into a turbulent sky on a little Cessna....you'll get a real whacking!
Been on a 208B that flew right into a rain cloud at about 9,000ft while enroute from PEN-KUL...nearly pissed on my pants.
 
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RE: Injuries After Turbulence Hit Malaysia A333

Thu Jun 26, 2003 5:55 am

Like Tripple Seven said, try being in a Cessna when you hit turbulence.

If you think flying through rough weather is bad in a 737, then imagine flying through it in a a Cessna weighing less than 2000 kg!

Ive been in a C185F floatplane where we suddenly experienced windshear right after takeoff. We plunged back into the water from an altitude of only about 6 feet. That was NOT fun!