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

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 10, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-333

Aircraft Registration
F-GSPK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Air France Boeing 777-200, registration F-GSPK performing flight AF-333 from Boston,MA (USA) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was enroute at FL350 about 50nm southwest of Halifax,NS (Canada), the flight crew requested a climb to FL360.

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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Registration mark
F-GSPK
Country of Registration
France
Manufacturer
THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 777-228 IGW
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
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Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 10, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-333

Aircraft Registration
F-GSPK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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