Westjet B737 at Dublin on Aug 8th 2017, centrifugal force during taxi injures flight attendant

Last Update: August 9, 2017 / 19:41:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WS-17

Aircraft Registration
C-GYWJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GYWJ performing flight WS-17 from Dublin (Ireland) to St. John's,NL (Canada) with 135 people on board, was taxiing for departure from Dublin, when the aircraft made a turn. A flight attendant was walking in the aisle, lost her balance and received an injury. The flight attendant was unable to continue duties, the duties were distributed amongst other cabin crew and the flight departed. Following safe landing in St. John's the injured flight attendant was taken to a hospital where the injury was diagnosed as serious.

The Canadian TSB reported the flight attendant received a serious injury when she was walking in the aisle during taxi for departure and the aircraft executed a turn. The occurrence was rated an accident, no investigation was opened.
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C-GYWJ
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Aircraft Model / Type
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ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WS-17

Aircraft Registration
C-GYWJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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