Hong Kong A332 near Hong Kong on Jun 18th 2019, turbulence injures cabin crew

Last Update: August 19, 2019 / 16:11:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 18, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HX-305

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-LHA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A330-200, registration B-LHA performing flight HX-305 from Beijing to Hong Kong (China), was descending towards Hong Kong near Nansha about 40nm northnorthwest of Hong Kong when the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence. One flight attendant received serious injuries as result of the turbulence. The aircraft continued for a safe landing at Hong Kong's Chep Lap Kok Airport.

Hong Kong's AAIA rated the occurrence an accident and opened an investigation.

On Aug 19th 2019 the AAIA released their preliminary report reporting the flight attendant received a fracture of his/her right foot. The captain had avised cabin crew to prepare the cabin early for the arrival in Hong Kong due to bad weather at Hong Kong. The fasten seat belt signs were illuminated. When cabin crew performed their pre-landing checks, the aircraft encountered turbulence, the captain made an announcement "Cabin crew, take your seats", however, one of the flight attendants had already received the injury. After landing the flight attendant was taken to a hospital.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 18, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HX-305

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-LHA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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