soups
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Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:58 am

a BA 767 flight LHR-ACC hit heavy turbulence and some passengers have been injured. flight landed few hours ago.
turbulence was over spain, passengers includes the president of Ghana.
1 cabin crew seriously injured with head injuris and two passengers injured too.
just got a txt from a mate that was on the flight anymore information?

[Edited 2005-04-10 23:12:58]
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acvitale
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:09 am

If the flight was over Spain and serious injuries occurred why did it not divert to Spain?
 
soups
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:18 am

pilot decided to continue.....
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acvitale
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:31 am

Soups,

I understand, But if truly "serious" injuries then this could be another BA does not care about passenger welfare or safety issue.

IIRC, In the event of a "serious" medical emergency (I.E. "Serious" injury) then the flight should immediately divert.

Could this be another in a trend of BA PR gaffes as they avoid compensation claims under the new EU rules?
 
Speedbird2155
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:38 am

Quoting ACVitale (Reply 3):
Could this be another in a trend of BA PR gaffes as they avoid compensation claims under the new EU rules?

The EU compensation rules would not come into play in such a situation. There has been no report on this incident or confirmation of the injuries and how serious they have been so please stop trying to pre-judge the situation. Any decision to continue a flight is up to the captain and it is highly unlikely that he or she would opt to continue if the injuries were that serious given that they could potentially be placing the lives of the injured at risk, if they indeed need urgent medical attention. Further, if as has been reported, a member of the crew was indeed injured, then the number of available crew to safely continue the flight becomes an issue which the captain would have to factor in.
 
acvitale
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:08 am

Speedbird2155,

Notice the quotes around "Serious" in each and every case in the post I made.

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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:14 am

I know a pax who was on the flight and will give him a call in the morning to find out the true scoop.
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:01 am

Nothing overly serious.

Aircraft experienced clear air turbulence over Spain for approximately 30-45 seconds.

Crew were in the middle of meal service, so there was a bit of mess with food and drink splattering over passengers, but fortunately most were seated as a result.

One passenger who was in the lavatory received a cut to the head. One crew member also received minor injuries but nothing serious at all.

President Kufuor was seated in First Class en route back from the Pope's funeral and experienced no inconvenience from the incident.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
Speedbird2155
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:09 am

Guess this tread is largely another case of people jumping to conclusions about stuff without trying to find out exactly what happened.
 
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:15 am

they probably didnt divert because the president may have some important meetings to attend back home!
 
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:21 am

Quoting Jambo (Reply 9):
they probably didnt divert because the president may have some important meetings to attend back home!

Guess you missed this point:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 7):
Nothing overly serious.

there was nothing serious enough to force a diversion. If it were, the President's meetings would not be a key factor in the decision, but rather the well-being of the injured.
 
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RE: Injured Passengers On BA Flight To Accra

Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:52 am

Quoting Soups (Reply 2):
pilot decided to continue....

Well well, if somebody was seriously injured I cannot understand how can be pilot authorised to not land asap since they are not doctors and what about inside injuries for example?  Sad

Also, even not be injured, I'd welcome to be on the ground soon with such experience  Smile

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