Sunstate DH8D at Sydney on Jul 7th 2013, turbulence injures flight attendant and passenger

Last Update: October 31, 2013 / 14:03:49 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
QF-2222

Aircraft Registration
VH-QOP

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Sunstate de Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Qantas, registration VH-QOP performing flight QF-2222 from Wagga Wagga,NS to Sydney,NS (Australia) with 44 passengers and 4 crew, was enroute at FL210 in clear weather and visual meteorologic conditions when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence followed by a pause of about 2 seconds and another moderate turbulence encounter lasting for about 6 seconds, the aircraft experienced an increase in airspeed by about 20 knots, the aircraft pitched up by about 5 degrees, the right wing dropped by about 7 degree. The autopilot was disconnected and the first officer, pilot flying, took manual control of the aircraft while the captain reduced engine power. Both cabin crew were in the back of the cabin at the time and noticed a passenger, who was standing at the time of the encounter, was injured. The flight crew turned on the fasten seat belt sign and advised ATC of the turbulence. In the meantime cabin crew informed the flight deck about the injured passenger, the captain turned off the fasten seat belt sign again to permit cabin crew provide assistance to the injured passenger, who was suffering from an ankle injury believed to be a fracture or dislocation. About 10 minutes after the turbulence encounter one of the flight attendants also reported to have received an ankle injury in the turbulence encounter and subsequently became unable to continue duties after completion of preparing the cabin for landing.

Australia's TSB released their bulletin releasing following safety message:

Turbulence is a weather phenomenon responsible for the abrupt sideways and vertical jolts that passengers often experience during flights, and is the leading cause of in-flight injuries to passengers and cabin crew.

and advising passengers that nearly all injuries can be avoided if:

- Putting your seatbelt on and keeping it fastened when you are seated.

- Paying attention to the safety demonstration and any instructions given by the cabin crew.

- Reading the safety information card in your seat pocket.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-QOP
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
GdhAbdAekgehdlhpq Subscribe to unlock
Airworthyness Category
AkAgkepnipfdnippch Subscribe to unlock
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
BOMBARDIER INC
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
KmhAeimdqAiihjn dAkddpjfcAlcbAbbdbhmApbnkjk Subscribe to unlock
Main Owner
AllAbcmnjekqdjnclcqchfdgkfAgegccblAqjdeenenmjjAA mdAejqcpg fglnhk fkndhmgpk kijk Subscribe to unlock
Main Operator
QiljbmAjmhnfqgbijb ffdfgqd pkhd ggqllncpmfnhnmlgbcbcidbqilkgmkkedfdijqdlpmjjnhiq egd ebApbApfdhnhjnfbdnqgcqhmek Subscribe to unlock
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
QF-2222

Aircraft Registration
VH-QOP

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5457 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5457 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways