Thai A388 at Hong Kong on Aug 30th 2013, turbulence injures 39

Last Update: October 22, 2013 / 17:51:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
TG-600

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
HS-TUA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

Airport ICAO Code
VHHH

A Thai Airways Airbus A380-800, registration HS-TUA performing flight TG-600 from Bangkok (Thailand) to Hong Kong (China) with 504 passengers and 26 crew, was descending towards Hong Kong when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing occupants and loose items to hit the cabin ceiling and fall back onto the floor. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Chep Lap Kok Airport's runway 25R. One crew member received serious injuries (fracture of collarbone), 38 passengers received minor injuries in the turbulence encounter. The injured were taken to hospitals.

The airline confirmed 39 injuries as result of the turbulence encounter.

Passengers reported that the fasten seat belt signs had already been illuminated for a while but a number of passengers were still around the aisles of the aircraft or had not secured their seat belts when the turbulence caused all loose items and unsecured humans to lift off, impact the ceiling causing the damage to the overhead lockers and ceiling panels, and fall back onto the floor again.

In their weekly bulletin the French BEA reported on Oct 22nd 2013, that the aircraft suddenly encountered unstable convective air masses and a violent disturbance that lasted for 2-3 seconds, then the aircraft was out of severe weather again. Some parts of the overhead bins were broken, one person of 530 people aboard received serious injuries.

Metars:
VHHH 300600Z 29004KT 9999 -RA FEW015 28/25 Q1006 NOSIG
VHHH 300530Z 30005KT 9999 FEW010 28/25 Q1006 NOSIG
VHHH 300500Z 30006KT 9999 FEW010 27/25 Q1006 TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
VHHH 300430Z 28005KT 9999 -RA FEW012 27/25 Q1006 TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
VHHH 300400Z 28004KT 240V300 9999 -RA FEW008 27/25 Q1006 TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
VHHH 300330Z 28004KT 240V300 9999 -SHRA FEW008 27/24 Q1006 TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
VHHH 300300Z 28006KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 26/25 Q1007 TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
VHHH 300230Z VRB03KT 220V290 9999 -SHRA FEW008 SCT035 26/24 Q1006 TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
VHHH 300200Z 25004KT 9999 -SHRA FEW008 SCT035 26/24 Q1006 RETS TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
VHHH 300130Z 22005KT 190V250 9999 -TSRA FEW008 FEW015CB BKN045 26/24 Q1006 TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
VHHH 300100Z 29005KT 9999 -TSSHRA FEW008 SCT015CB BKN045 26/24 Q1006 TEMPO 23015G25KT 3000 TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT015
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
TG-600

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
HS-TUA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

Airport ICAO Code
VHHH

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