Cathay A359 near Manila on Oct 9th 2017, turbulence injures 7

Last Update: October 10, 2017 / 20:39:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 9, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
CX-157

Aircraft Registration
B-LRS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900, registration B-LRS performing flight CX-157 from Hong Kong (China) to Brisbane,QL (Australia) with 264 passengers and 11 crew, was enroute at FL290 about 50nm south of Manila (Philippines) about one hour into the flight, cabin crew were serving meals, when the aircraft encountered turbulence prompting the crew to enter a high level hold at FL290 to assess the status of passengers and crew. The crew subsequently decided to divert to Manila where the aircraft landed safely about one hour after entering the hold. Six flight attendants and one passenger received injuries and were taken to hospital, but were subsequently discharged.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 3 hours, then continued the journey and reached Brisbane with a delay of 4:15 hours.

Passengers reported the flight attendants impacted the cabin ceiling and came down again during the turbulence encounter, that overall lasted up to 10 minutes.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 9, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
CX-157

Aircraft Registration
B-LRS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

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