Incident at Gander,40nm West


1997-03-20: The Shorts, C-GLAT, was descending through 5000 feet, in cloud, when they entered an area of moderate to severe turbulence. The pilot attempted to notify the flight attendant (FA) but did not receive a reply. A passenger eventually contacted the flight crew and informed them that the FA had been thrown against the ceiling and was injured. A passenger who had first aid training, secured the FA in a seat and the aircraft landed without further incident. The (FA) was taken to hospital for examination. She was badly bruised and had some torn ligaments in her neck. TSB closed.


CADORS Number 1995A0735
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-07-24 - 14:32
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander,40nm West
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Turbulence encounter

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GLAT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator LABRADOR AIRWAYS LIMITED (559) Commercial
Model SD3 30 300
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number LAI608
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence

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