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The ATSB is investigating a stick shaker activation involving a Qantas Boeing 747, VH-OJU, 110 km SE of Hong Kong (BETTY IFR), on 7 April 2017.

While holding at flight level 220, the flight crew received a stick shaker activation and detected airframe buffeting. The flight crew disconnected the autopilot and manoeuvred the aircraft in response. Six persons sustained minor injuries.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew and gather additional information.

A report will be released within several months.

General details
Date: 07 April 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 9:50 UTC Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Hong Kong International Airport, SE 110 Km Occurrence type:Stall warning 
State: International  
 Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Minor 
Expected completion: December 2017  
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 747-438 
Aircraft registration: VH-OJU 
Serial number: 25566 
Operator: Qantas Airways 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Melbourne, Vic.
Destination:Hong Kong, China
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Last update 08 August 2017