Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The ANA Flight NH140 Incident
Two flight attendants were slightly hurt and four passengers got airsick when the All Nippon Airways Boeing 737-700 with 117 people aboard descended sharply, veered off course and went belly up over the Pacific on its way from southern Japan to Tokyo on September 6.
A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority told MailOnline that there could have been other factors involved in the drama as the banking of an aircraft is actually controlled by foot pedals. He reassured passengers that airliners can roll heavily and safely, but don't normally rotate more than five degrees 'for the sake of stopping passengers' drinks from spilling'.
He said: 'The angles of bank that most airliners use are very small so that passengers don’t experience any discomfort, but the aircraft can structurally handle much more and have to go through a full certification process before they enter service with ground and air testing.'
Source : http://averon.org