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Over Dozen Wounded as 'Stick Shaker' Activates on Melbourne-Hong Kong Flight

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Over a dozen people were injured in a "stick shaker" accident on a flight from Melbourne, Australia to Hong Kong, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has announced.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Some fifteen people were injured when a "stick shaker" stall warning went off, the ATSB said.

"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," ATSB said in a Thursday statement.

The incident occurred on April 7, when the Qantas Boeing 747 flight was about 110 kilometers (68 miles) southeast of Hong Kong, according to ATSB.

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"As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the flight crew and gather additional information," the bureau said on Thursday, adding that it plans to release a report "within several months."

It is unclear how many passengers were on board the flight.

A "stick shaker" warning is when the control yoke of an aircraft shakes to warn of an imminent stall.

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