Two injured at severe turbulence on Virgin Australia Boeing 737 descending towards Adelaide

Virgin Australia aircraft Boeing 737Virgin Australia aircraft Boeing 737 encountered severe turbulence when descending towards Adelaide, which caused injury of two flight attendants. The aircraft was performing domestic flight between Melbourne and Adelaide, but at the approach entered into a area with turbulence. The people were not secured during the approaching to the Australian airport and were through to the ceiling and back on the floor. One of the injured flight attendants has broken leg, while the other one has head injuries. Both cabin crew were transfered to the local hospital for medical treatment.

Virgin Australia aircraft Boeing 737 continued to Adelaide for safe landing on runway 23. There were no other reported injuries during the accident.

The local authorities were informed about the accident and initiated investigation for the root cause.The aircraft remained on the ground for 22 hours due to safety inspection. After that was released to return in service.

Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from the 707 and 727, the 737 has developed into a family of ten passenger models with capacities from 85 to 215 passengers. The 737 is Boeing’s only narrow-body airliner in production, with the 737 Next Generation (-700, -800, and -900ER) and the re-engined and redesigned 737 MAX variants currently being built.