Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing Co 747-400, VH-ANA

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


The pilot in command of the Boeing 747 reported that while cruising at flight level 380 the aircraft encountered clear air turbulence. Although the weather forecast indicated active thunderstorms within 110 NM of the track being flown, turbulence was not forecast nor was there any indication, either visually or via the radar, that turbulence was imminent. The seat belt sign was not illuminated at the time, nor was it required to be illuminated.

Cabin crew reported that a passenger sustained a suspected broken ankle while exiting a lavatory. Another passenger, who was waiting to enter a lavatory, sustained a suspected sprained ankle. There were no other reports of injuries.

General details
Date: 27 October 2000   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0440 hours UTC    
Location   (show map): 796 km S Guam, Aero.    
State: International    
Release date: 28 May 2001   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 747  
Aircraft registration VH-ANA  
Serial number 24062  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Sydney, NSW  
Destination Osaka, JAPAN  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Serious: 0 2 0 2
Total: 0 2 0 2
Last update 13 May 2014