Sunstate DH8D near Townsville on May 10th 2013, clear air turbulence injures two cabin crew

Last Update: May 13, 2013 / 16:08:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 10, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
QF-2318

Aircraft Registration
VH-QOD

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Sunstate Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Qantas, registration VH-QOD performing flight QF-2318 from Townsville,QL to Cairns,QL (Australia), had just reached cruise level when the aircraft encountered severe clear air turbulence causing both flight attendants to receive injuries, one flight attendant became unconscious. The aircraft continued to Cairns for a safe landing about 30 minutes later, the flight attendants were taken to a hospital.

Australia's Tranportation Safety Board (ATSB) confirmed the aircraft encountered severe clear air turbulence resulting in minor injuries to the two flight attendants. An investigation has been opened.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
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Country of Registration
Australia
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 10, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
QF-2318

Aircraft Registration
VH-QOD

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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