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Serious injuries reported on Calgary flight

Old Jan 10, 08, 10:00 am
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Serious injuries reported on Calgary flight

I just picked this story up on CBC...Hope it's not too serious.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/sto...s-landing.html
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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:04 am
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Calgary station said the flight was going YYJ-YYZ and made stop in YYC.
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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:22 am
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AIR CANADA CONFIRMS INCIDENT

Air Canada confirms its flight AC190, en route to Toronto from Victoria, made an emergency landing at Calgary today. The aircraft landed without incident at approximately 8:30 (Mountain Time) or 10:30 (Eastern Time). While Air Canada can confirm that there were some injuries requiring hospitalization, an exact number is not available at this time. The preliminary passenger list indicates the Airbus A319 was carrying 83 passengers and five crew members, although this is subject to confirmation. Air Canada teams have met the passengers and further details will be provided through additional statements as soon as possible. No further details are available at this time; however, Air Canada will continue to issue regular updates as
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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:24 am
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Reports say injuries sustained by 30 to 40 passengers- 15 of which may be serious. 88 people on board.
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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:27 am
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Info is still very hazy....

I found this news release..... for what it is worth..... and subject to close scrutinity as details problematic...

Passengers injured in rough Calgary landing
Canwest News Service
Published: Thursday, January 10, 2008





CALGARY -- Emergency crews have rushed to Calgary International Airport after more than a dozen airline passengers were reported to be seriously injured following a rough landing on Thursday morning.

Police said eight passengers are seriously injured and two have minor injuries.

Ken Fessler, airport duty manager, said the aircraft -- which landed in Calgary at about 8:35 a.m local time from Cranbrook, B.C. -- did land safely.

He said the injured passengers were being treated at the gate.

It's believed the Air Canada Airbus flight A319 originated in Victoria and was bound for Toronto, but was diverted to Calgary.

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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:28 am
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AC has release an initial statement confirming the incident.

http://biz.yahoo.com/cnw/080110/e_ai...dent.html?.v=1
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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:30 am
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This report from the CBC seems more relialble than the CanWest one posted above.

"Emergency crews are assessing 10 passengers from a flight that encountered turbulence and was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Calgary Thursday morning.

Calgary Emergency Medical Services said they were called for reports of multiple injuries onboard Flight 190 which was en route from Victoria to Toronto.

"It landed safely at 8:30 a.m. MT," said Bryce Paton of the Calgary Airport Authority. "We understand there are no life-threatening injuries."

Air Canada said the preliminary passenger list indicates the plane was carrying
83 passengers and five crew members.

The Airbus A319 is sitting on the tarmac, surrounded by emergency vehicles. There are no visible signs of external damage to the plane, said CBC reporter Erin Collins."
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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:35 am
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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:48 am
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So what exactly happend that so many ppl were injured?
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Old Jan 10, 08, 10:59 am
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The flight hit severe turbulence in the vicinity of Cranbrook.
I heard one report of the aircraft being in up to 60degrees of bank during the upset.
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Old Jan 10, 08, 11:04 am
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Old Jan 10, 08, 11:09 am
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http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/292818
"Several people aboard an Air Canada flight from Victoria, B.C., to Toronto were hurt this morning when the aircraft encountered turbulence.
Air Canada Flight 190 made an emergency landing in Calgary at about 10:30 a.m. (EST). Air Canada confirmed to thestar.com that people were taken to hospital but couldn't confirm the exact number.

The Canadian Press news service said 10 people were injured while other reports had the toll much higher."
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Old Jan 10, 08, 11:11 am
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Seatbelts...?

This is the reason for wearing your seatbelt during the flight. Sure, you can still be hit in the face by your laptop, but at least you won't land on your neighbour when you come back down from the ceiling.
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Old Jan 10, 08, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by okazon69 View Post
This is the reason for wearing your seatbelt during the flight. Sure, you can still be hit in the face by your laptop, but at least you won't land on your neighbour when you come back down from the ceiling.
I agree, I wear it at all times and don't even notice its presence. When travelling 800km/h why not use it?
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Old Jan 10, 08, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by okazon69 View Post
This is the reason for wearing your seatbelt during the flight. Sure, you can still be hit in the face by your laptop, but at least you won't land on your neighbour when you come back down from the ceiling.
Agree. I may loosen the seatbelt for some comfort but am never in my seat without it on.
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