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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : fwa|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 25000|
msl bound upper : 25000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zau|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Fokker 100|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
20 mi east of fwa, descending through FL250 at 250 KTS with the seat belt sign on. We were currently experiencing continuous light chop and we were deviating to the south of a small cell when we encountered moderate turbulence. I called the flight attendants to make sure that they take their seat for their safety. Our #1 responded on the interphone and said that they were already seated. I was glad to hear that, and I appreciated their initiative. A little later she came to the front and was crying and said that she had fallen in that brief turbulence encounter and she wanted to be taken off the trip. I asked the #2 to take charge of the cabin and I told #1 to relax and take a seat for the rest of the leg. I asked her if she could walk and she said yes, but it hurt. I told her that we would coordinate with ord for medical assistance and a replacement flight attendant. The rest of the flight went as briefed. No other crew members reported injuries. No passenger reported injuries. The aircraft was not overstressed. I had cup of water on my side panel that did not spill, however, the brief encounter with turbulence was moderate. I asked all capable crew members to file a report as required.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: THE #1 CABIN ATTENDANT ON AN FK10 WAS INJURED DURING A MODERATE TURB ENCOUNTER DURING DSCNT WHILE DIVERTING AROUND WX CELLS. THE CAPT HAD ANNOUNCED TO THE FLT ATTENDANTS TO TAKE THEIR SEATS DUE TO POSSIBLE TURB.
Narrative: 20 MI E OF FWA, DSNDING THROUGH FL250 AT 250 KTS WITH THE SEAT BELT SIGN ON. WE WERE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING CONTINUOUS LIGHT CHOP AND WE WERE DEVIATING TO THE S OF A SMALL CELL WHEN WE ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TURB. I CALLED THE FLT ATTENDANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY TAKE THEIR SEAT FOR THEIR SAFETY. OUR #1 RESPONDED ON THE INTERPHONE AND SAID THAT THEY WERE ALREADY SEATED. I WAS GLAD TO HEAR THAT, AND I APPRECIATED THEIR INITIATIVE. A LITTLE LATER SHE CAME TO THE FRONT AND WAS CRYING AND SAID THAT SHE HAD FALLEN IN THAT BRIEF TURB ENCOUNTER AND SHE WANTED TO BE TAKEN OFF THE TRIP. I ASKED THE #2 TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE CABIN AND I TOLD #1 TO RELAX AND TAKE A SEAT FOR THE REST OF THE LEG. I ASKED HER IF SHE COULD WALK AND SHE SAID YES, BUT IT HURT. I TOLD HER THAT WE WOULD COORDINATE WITH ORD FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND A REPLACEMENT FLT ATTENDANT. THE REST OF THE FLT WENT AS BRIEFED. NO OTHER CREW MEMBERS RPTED INJURIES. NO PAX RPTED INJURIES. THE ACFT WAS NOT OVERSTRESSED. I HAD CUP OF WATER ON MY SIDE PANEL THAT DID NOT SPILL, HOWEVER, THE BRIEF ENCOUNTER WITH TURB WAS MODERATE. I ASKED ALL CAPABLE CREW MEMBERS TO FILE A RPT AS REQUIRED.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.