English 8.3


1. What were the consequences of penetration into the turbulence area?

  • a) one female flight attendant sustained injuries after bumping her head against the ceiling of the rear galley
  • b) a few people got hurt because they were unfastened
  • c) one of the cabin crew got a trauma by the galley equipment
  • d) there were not any traumas among the passengers and the crew members

2. What was the flight crew able to observe, which according to them, might have impact on the flight?

  • a) a thunderstorm forming to the west of the aerodrome
  • b) vivid flashes of lightning in the northwest
  • c) the inoperative RW lighting
  • d) repair work on a tower to the west of the aerodrome

3. What occurred after departure?

  • a) they got in touch with Departures and turned right instantly to get around adverse weather
  • b) they had a bumpy flight and were not able to stay on their track
  • c) they understood it would be necessary to fly around inclement weather ahead
  • d) the pilots kept on proceeding via the standard departure route

4. Why wasnt immediate deviation cleared by ATC?

  • a) because there were other planes nearby and a deviation would compromise the flight safety
  • b) because the flight crew was trying to contact on the incorrect radio frequency
  • c) because an air traffic control was unable to reply due to heavy workload
  • d) due to some trouble with the volume adjustment on the radio

5. Why does Martin suppose there was no ATC reply to their second call?

  • a) because there were some distortions on radio frequency due to thunderstorm
  • b) because the ATC radio was unserviceable
  • c) because there was not any information which plane had tried to make contact with ATC
  • d) because there was an assumption that the radio frequency might have been busy

6. What steps did the flight crew take after they observed the weather on the radar scope?

  • a) the pilots kept on flying in the same direction and were able to see another plane nearby
  • b) the pilots made a decision to alter direction in order to evade lightning, then reported ATC
  • c) the pilots made a decision to alter direction and proceed towards an area with favorable weather to the northeast
  • d) the pilots kept on flying in the same direction but there were low visibility conditions

7. Why didnt the turbulence cause many traumas among the people?

  • a) because the flight crew had made certain everyone remained seated with seat belts fastened
  • b) because the turbulence was of short duration
  • c) because the flight crew took the plane away from the center of the thunderstorm cell
  • d) because the flight attendants had already fixed most of galley equipment

8. Why wasnt ATC well up in the urgency of Pacific 216s weather problem?

  • a) because ATC experienced a problem with their facilities
  • b) because the ac weather detection equipment was more modern in comparison with the ATC equipment
  • c) because the controller was convinced that the marginal weather had cleared
  • d) because the controller was unaware of the inclement weather

9. Why did the flight crew make a resolve to stay on their current track?

  • a) because the worst weather had already been left behind
  • b) because diverting south would bring them closer to mountains
  • c) because they anticipated the bumpy flight to finish in 10 minutes
  • d) because they anticipated severe turbulence to the south

10. Did the flight crew believe the turbulence resulted in extensive damage to the plane?

  • a) no, because the flight crew had abated to a safe speed
  • b) yes, because the crew had suffered the consequences of the worst weather
  • c) yes, because of safety limit exceedance
  • d) no, because an engineering post flight inspection assessment hadnt revealed any damage