Virgin Australia B738 near Sydney on Jan 25th 2012, turbulence injures 3 flight attendants

Last Update: May 24, 2012 / 21:53:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 25, 2012

Aircraft Registration
C-FHOY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

The Australian Transportation Safety Board released their bulletin reporting the captain had briefed the cabin crew about forecast heavy rain and low cloud conditions in Sydney prior to departure from Brisbane. On approach to Sydney the aircraft encountered light turbulence prompting the captain to illuminate the fasten seat belt sign while descending through FL200. When the aircraft descended through FL115 with no returns on the weather radar the aircraft encountered severe turbulence for about 3-5 seconds in instrument meteorological conditions. At that time the cabin supervisor and two flight attendants were still working to secure the aft galley for landing and were thrown onto the floor by the turbulence. When attempting to reach their seats they were thrown to the floor a second time resulting in injuries from bruises to a sprained ankle. When the captain made an announcement cabin crew to be seated immediately the turbulence was already over.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 25, 2012

Aircraft Registration
C-FHOY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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