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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : roa|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3800|
msl bound upper : 3800
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : roa|
tower : sfo
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Transport|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 230|
flight time total : 9000
flight time type : 750
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Approaching roa, we were given pilot's discretion from 10000 to 6000'. The captain called the F/a, told her we expected turbulence, to clean up the cabin and be seated. We started a descent at 29 mi out. The air was smooth with occasional light chop. The airplane was slowed in anticipation of turbulence. Approach gave us a further descent to 3800'. There was a scattered to broken cloud layer in the area. We were able to avoid most but penetrated 1 cloud on descent. We encountered moderate turbulence as we descended through the cloud layer. Beneath the layer we had a clear view of the airport, called it in sight to approach control and were cleared the visual. We encountered a second area of moderate turbulence in the clear on the approach until turning final. The F/a reported to us on the ground that she had hit her head on a storage bin and bumped her back on an arm rest. She was not, however, incapacitated. As there were only 8 passenger on board, the F/a did have time to clean up and be seated. However, she had undone her seatbelt to clean out a seat pocket.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CABIN ATTENDANT INJURED WHEN MODERATE TURBULENCE ENCOUNTERED DURING DESCENT INTO ROA.
Narrative: APCHING ROA, WE WERE GIVEN PLT'S DISCRETION FROM 10000 TO 6000'. THE CAPT CALLED THE F/A, TOLD HER WE EXPECTED TURB, TO CLEAN UP THE CABIN AND BE SEATED. WE STARTED A DSCNT AT 29 MI OUT. THE AIR WAS SMOOTH WITH OCCASIONAL LIGHT CHOP. THE AIRPLANE WAS SLOWED IN ANTICIPATION OF TURB. APCH GAVE US A FURTHER DSCNT TO 3800'. THERE WAS A SCATTERED TO BROKEN CLOUD LAYER IN THE AREA. WE WERE ABLE TO AVOID MOST BUT PENETRATED 1 CLOUD ON DSCNT. WE ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TURB AS WE DSNDED THROUGH THE CLOUD LAYER. BENEATH THE LAYER WE HAD A CLEAR VIEW OF THE ARPT, CALLED IT IN SIGHT TO APCH CTL AND WERE CLRED THE VISUAL. WE ENCOUNTERED A SECOND AREA OF MODERATE TURB IN THE CLR ON THE APCH UNTIL TURNING FINAL. THE F/A RPTED TO US ON THE GND THAT SHE HAD HIT HER HEAD ON A STORAGE BIN AND BUMPED HER BACK ON AN ARM REST. SHE WAS NOT, HOWEVER, INCAPACITATED. AS THERE WERE ONLY 8 PAX ON BOARD, THE F/A DID HAVE TIME TO CLEAN UP AND BE SEATED. HOWEVER, SHE HAD UNDONE HER SEATBELT TO CLEAN OUT A SEAT POCKET.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.