Air Canada B773 near Beijing on Jul 10th 2012, turbulence injures 3 flight attendants

Last Update: September 19, 2012 / 12:21:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 10, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-31

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVM performing flight AC-31 (dep Jul 9th) from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Beijing (China) with 330 people on board, was descending through about 12,800 feet towards Beijing deviating around cumulonimbus clouds with the fasten seat belt signs illuminated, when the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence causing injuries to three flights attendants working in the mid galley. The flight crew declared PAN and continued to Beijing for a safe landing. One of the cabin crew was taken to a hospital, the two others received medical attentation at the airport.

The occurrence became known only now through the Canadian TSB reporting that the cabin crew had been advised to prepare for turbulence and the fasten seat belt sign had been activated prior to the turbulence encounter. Three cabin crew were still securing equipment in the mid galley when the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence.

Metars:
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ZBAA 100730Z 16005MPS CAVOK 32/25 Q0992 BECMG TL0900 35006G14MPS TSRA=
ZBAA 100700Z 16003MPS CAVOK 32/25 Q0993 BECMG TL0850 35008G14MPS TSRA=
ZBAA 100630Z 18003MPS 130V240 CAVOK 32/24 Q0994 BECMG TL0820 35008G14MPS TSRA=
ZBAA 100600Z 16004MPS 130V220 CAVOK 32/25 Q0994 NOSIG=
ZBAA 100530Z VRB03MPS CAVOK 32/24 Q0994 NOSIG=
ZBAA 100500Z 15003MPS CAVOK 31/25 Q0995 NOSIG=
ZBAA 100430Z 17002MPS 120V210 CAVOK 31/25 Q0995 NOSIG=
ZBAA 100400Z VRB01MPS CAVOK 32/25 Q0996 NOSIG=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FIVM
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
777-333ER
ICAO Aircraft Type
B773
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 10, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-31

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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