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AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:09 am

This past Saturday, 24/11 Aerolineas Argentinas AR1293 737-800 LV-GGQ encountered severe turbulence en route from Rio de Janeiro GIG to Buenos Aires EZE, with one passenger injured while he was in the bathroom requiring medical assistance upon arrival at EZE.

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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:28 am

Is it me or do many of the recent "extreme turbulence" cases happen over South America? Probably a case of correlation =/= causation but it certainly seems to be a trend
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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:46 am

How does the interior cabin always fall apart like that in turbulence?
 
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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:39 am

NYPECO wrote:
How does the interior cabin always fall apart like that in turbulence?


Looks like the passenger was thrown up and probably hit the panel with his head or another body part. Hope they are ok after medical assistance.
 
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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:35 am

I don’t know the reason to explain, but on my experience the route to EZE (from GRU/GIG) is usually bumpy at some point...
 
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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:52 am

BWIAirport wrote:
Is it me or do many of the recent "extreme turbulence" cases happen over South America? Probably a case of correlation =/= causation but it certainly seems to be a trend


Actually, if you fly Northern Hemisphere to South, you will always s get turbulence when crossing the Equator. Europe to South America flights are particularly vulnerable and some of those can be severe.


Also, if you fly between Europe and US/Canada, this is fairly common as well as the inbound and outbound length of the flights be quite different.

All this is related to climate and Slipstreams/Wind Conditions.

I think that if you Google it, you may find something on YouTube or elsewhere which explains the factors and will give you an insight on why some routes are heavily affected and others not...
 
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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:09 am

My worst experience with the turbulence was on board the AR B747 from Rome to Buenos Aires with a stop in Rio de Janeiro. Half an hour before landing at EZE, the plane entered one of the worst turbulence of my life. What I remember is that everyone shouted and asked Madonna and Jesus to save them from this turbulence. What I also remember is that the assistant on board told me that these turbulences usually occur before arriving in Buenos Aires over a region called Catalinas.
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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:02 am

Aeroflot777 wrote:
NYPECO wrote:
How does the interior cabin always fall apart like that in turbulence?


Looks like the passenger was thrown up and probably hit the panel with his head or another body part. Hope they are ok after medical assistance.


What are the requirements for the ceiling panels, are the panels required to be energy absorbing?
 
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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:09 pm

South America is a continent of geographical extremes, from the Amazon to the highest peaks in the Americas, from the plains of central Argentina to the southernmost inhabited cities in the world to the highest airport in the world. Weather goes hand in hand with this diversity. It is also spring time in South America and this is the time when masses of warm air from the Amazon and Brazil and collide with masses of cold air coming from Antarctica over central Argentina and southern Brazil, much like tornado alley in the US.

This incident happened abeam of Porto Alegre, RS in southern Brazil.
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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:17 pm

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Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:48 pm

boerje wrote:
Aeroflot777 wrote:
NYPECO wrote:
How does the interior cabin always fall apart like that in turbulence?


Looks like the passenger was thrown up and probably hit the panel with his head or another body part. Hope they are ok after medical assistance.


What are the requirements for the ceiling panels, are the panels required to be energy absorbing?

There is no requirement for making ceiling panels energy absorbent. This a good example why you should keep your seatbelt on and not leave your seat if the "Fasten Seat Belt" sign is turned on. Prior to severe turbulence most likely the pilot turned on the "Fasten Seat Belt" sign and made an announcement regarding expected turbulence.

It does look like the passenger hit his head pretty hard to cause that much damage. Ouch...........

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