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. Fifteen passengers received 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

General details
Date: 07 Apr 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: Aug 2017

Aircraft details

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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