Japan Airlines 787 Melbourne-Tokyo: Turbulence Causes Injuries

Japan Airlines 787 Melbourne-Tokyo: Turbulence Causes Injuries
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Earlier this week, turbulence on a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 flying between Melbourne and Tokyo injured four flight attendants.

It is understood that this incident is under investigation by the JTSB due to the injuries suffered onboard.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

JL774 – Melbourne to Tokyo…


Japan Airlines 787 Melbourne-Tokyo: Turbulence Causes Injuries
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Japan Airlines 787 Melbourne-Tokyo: Turbulence Causes Injuries
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Japan Airlines flight JL774 is a routine scheduled flight between Melbourne and Tokyo Narita.

The aircraft involved in the severe turbulence, injuring flight attendants, was JA843J.

As per data from Planespotters.net, JA843J is a 8.3 year old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner that was delivered to the airline in January 2016.

Of the 787-8 variant, Japan Airlines has 23 of them, of which all but one are in active service.

Average fleet age for the variant at the airline stands at 8.8 years.

JL774 departed Melbourne at 0834 local time on April 1 and proceeded northbound to Tokyo.

As per reporting from The Aviation Herald, JL776 was descending through FL170 when they encountered turbulence.

It got severe to the point that it caused injuries to four flight attendants.

However, the aircraft was able to continue for a safe landing into Tokyo Narita, of which it landed at 1609 local time.

Details of the Injuries Noted…


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In the report from the safety outlet, the details of the injuries experienced were disclosed.

Onboard Japan Airlines flight JL776 between Melbourne and Tokyo, the following injuries were observed:

  • One flight attendant suffered a lower right thigh fracture.
  • Three flight attendants observed sprains following the incident.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the outcome of the investigation from this.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to this, then we will update the article accordingly.

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