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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65887
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-303
Registration: VH-QPI
C/n / msn: 705
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 219
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Over Borneo -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hong Kong - HKN
Destination airport:Perth - PER
The flight QF-68 was near the Indonesian Island of Borneo at FL380, when the airplane encountered severe turbulence and deviated from assigned altitude. The seat belt signs came on after the onset of the turbulence. The airplane continued to Perth, where the airplane landed safely. 13 people were transported to local hospitals: 6 passengers and 1 crew received minor injuries.
The airplane lost 800 feet of altitude during the encounter. The airplane did not fly through thunderstorms at the time of the turbulence although passengers reported they had seen lightning flashes. A doctor on board looked after the injured and advised the crew, that no diversion was needed.
The Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) have opened an investigation.



Photo of VH-QPI courtesy

Melbourne - Tullamarine (YMML / MEL)
11 April 2019; (c) Mike Forsberg

Revision history:

22-Jun-2009 01:37 mmolloy Added
22-Jun-2009 05:43 XCuse Updated
22-Jun-2009 09:44 slowkid Updated
22-Jun-2009 09:59 XCuse Updated
22-Jun-2009 10:27 slowkid Updated
22-Jun-2009 10:42 Certosino Updated

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