2 passengers injured due to sudden turbulence on TYO-HNL on Friday

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  1. JALPak
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    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breaki...666/Bones-broken-as-JAL-plane-hits-turbulence

    Hopefully they are OK. There were 239 passengers and 11 flight crew onboard. There are only 237 seats in A41 config. I guess the extra two are infants/children? They really got a full house on that flight :eek:

    Edit: Title should be 2 people not passengers as one of the injured people is crew member.
    Edit 2: Title should be 4 people (3 passengers + 1 crew) injured. But only 2 (1 pax + 1 crew) with broken bones.
     
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    That's some serious turbulence [​IMG]
     
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    Yes it was. Things like this happens that's why I always try to fasten my seatbelt tight and low as recommended by the safety demonstration video :)

    Personally I just don't like 763 because some of my worst turbulence experiences are on 763 too :(
     
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    This has happened before.....they are experiencing heavy winds/snow/rain in Honshu today. I believe recalling a UA flight having the same problem. Today is a national holiday so probably lots of people starting short holidays today!
     
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    767-300 planes are good for Y....but C it's the worst!
     
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    But the exit window in Y isn't that comfortable.

    I wonder how many feet the plane dropped during turbulence in this case.
     
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    This is a good reason to maintain a safe seatbelt regardless of signage suggestions - any aircraft can be subject to turbulence, ranging from that caused by the mountain "spine" running down Honshu to CAT (clear air turbulence) well clear of any land. (Unfortunately, because of the way the news tends to cast these things, JAL will be the focus of some peoples' concerns, rather than the overall problem.)
     
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    http://avherald.com/h?article=437a9992&opt=0

    :eek:
     

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