Incident at enroute to TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)


1996-10-30: The cabin crew were serving refreshments from a cart with a flight attendant serving from each end of the cart. There was a pot of hot tea on a hinged shelf at the end closest to the front of the aircraft. The company reported that the flight attendant bent down to retrieve something and in the process of standing up, caused the shelf to unfold spilling hot tea on herself and onto the lap of a passenger. Both the flight attendant and the passenger received burns from the hot tea. The captain was notified and requested medical personnel meet the flight. He was informed that he would have to declare an emergency, which he did. The passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment. The flight attendant did not require hospital treatment. The captain reported the incident occurred while the aircraft was operating in smooth air without seatbelt signs illuminated. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a TSB Initial Notification.


CADORS Number 1996O0502
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Other
Occurred At 1996-10-13 - 02:48
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, enroute to TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Other
Categories Cabin safety events

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FTMO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model DC9 32
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo jet
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA429
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Medical emergency,Crew incapacitation

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