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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ord.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 12000|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Flight Phase||descent : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||cabin event other|
inflight encounter : weather
inflight encounter : turbulence
inflight encounter other
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : published procedure
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Cabin Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Cabin Crew Human Performance|
Flight attendant injury, light turbulence. On flight from mia to ord on aug/thu/01, 3 flight attendants were injured in the chicago terminal area. During the descent from cruise altitude I had advised the flight attendants that there was WX on the arrival to ord and that we would be zigzagging around WX on the arrival, but the airport was ok with light rain. I stated that I would be doing the prepare for landing PA early and when I do, stay seated. All 3 flight attendants after the event stated they were ok, but wanted to go to medical in ord just to check bruises and to make sure that they were ok. Only one of the flight attendants flew with us on the next leg that we were paired to fly on. WX conditions at the time of incident was IMC, altitude approximately 12000 ft. No WX was indicated on the radar directly in front of us. We flew into the area of moderate chop to light turbulence. The flight attendants were not seated even though the landing PA had previously been completed. I verified this by monitoring the PA on the audio panel.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B757-200. 3 FLT ATTENDANTS WERE INJURED IN MODERATE CHOP AFTER BEING TOLD TO REMAIN IN THEIR SEATS BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE TURB.
Narrative: FLT ATTENDANT INJURY, LIGHT TURB. ON FLT FROM MIA TO ORD ON AUG/THU/01, 3 FLT ATTENDANTS WERE INJURED IN THE CHICAGO TERMINAL AREA. DURING THE DSCNT FROM CRUISE ALT I HAD ADVISED THE FLT ATTENDANTS THAT THERE WAS WX ON THE ARR TO ORD AND THAT WE WOULD BE ZIGZAGGING AROUND WX ON THE ARR, BUT THE ARPT WAS OK WITH LIGHT RAIN. I STATED THAT I WOULD BE DOING THE PREPARE FOR LNDG PA EARLY AND WHEN I DO, STAY SEATED. ALL 3 FLT ATTENDANTS AFTER THE EVENT STATED THEY WERE OK, BUT WANTED TO GO TO MEDICAL IN ORD JUST TO CHK BRUISES AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WERE OK. ONLY ONE OF THE FLT ATTENDANTS FLEW WITH US ON THE NEXT LEG THAT WE WERE PAIRED TO FLY ON. WX CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OF INCIDENT WAS IMC, ALT APPROX 12000 FT. NO WX WAS INDICATED ON THE RADAR DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF US. WE FLEW INTO THE AREA OF MODERATE CHOP TO LIGHT TURB. THE FLT ATTENDANTS WERE NOT SEATED EVEN THOUGH THE LNDG PA HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN COMPLETED. I VERIFIED THIS BY MONITORING THE PA ON THE AUDIO PANEL.
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.