France B772 near Halifax on Aug 10th 2017, severe turbulence believed to be wake from a B744
Last Update: August 16, 2017 / 21:05:04 GMT/Zulu time
A KLM Boeing 747-400, registration PH-BFC performing flight KL-24 from Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was enroute at FL370 on the same airway about 10nm ahead of the Air France Boeing 777.
The Boeing 777-200 was cleared to climb to FL360, however reported severe turbulence after reaching FL360.
The Canadian TSB reported at that point the Boeing 777-200 was 12nm behind the KLM 747. The severe turbulence is believed to have been wake turbulence from the 747.
The B772 climbed further to FL370. Both aircraft continued to their destinations without further incidents.
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