Spirit A321 near Fort Lauderdale on Dec 5th 2017, severe turbulence injures 4

Last Update: June 23, 2018 / 16:31:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 5, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-265

Aircraft Registration
N670NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
KFLL

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N670NK performing flight NK-265 from Atlantic City,NJ to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was descending towards Fort Lauderdale when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injuries to three cabin crew and one passenger. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 10R about 20 minutes later.

The FAA reported 3 cabin crew and one passenger received minor injuries when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence during the approach to Fort Lauderdale.

On Jun 23rd 2018 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was:

an inadvertent encounter with convective turbulence that resulted in a flight attendant injury.

The NTSB reported the aircraft was descending through about 12,000 feet with the seat belt signs activated when the aircraft entered instrument meteorological conditions and shortly afterwards encountered severe turbulence. No reports of turbulence in the area had been received prior to the occurrence. The flight attendants were conducting their final cabin checks, all five flight attendants were thrown to the floor. One of the flight attendants received a serious ankle injury (medial and posterior malleolar facture), there was an additional minor injury (no further details mentioned).



Metars:
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KFLL 060453Z 13007KT 10SM SCT028 24/21 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP200 T02440211 402720222 $=
KFLL 060353Z 13007KT 10SM FEW027 24/22 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP205 T02440217 $=
KFLL 060253Z 12006KT 10SM SCT027 24/22 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP206 T02440217 51007 $=
KFLL 060153Z 12008KT 10SM FEW026 25/21 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP205 T02500211 $=
KFLL 060053Z 12010KT 10SM SCT026 24/21 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP202 T02440206 $=
KFLL 052353Z 12009KT 10SM FEW030 24/21 A3012 RMK AO2 SLP199 T02440206 10272 20244 51003 $=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N670NK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A321-231
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A321
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 5, 2017

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-265

Aircraft Registration
N670NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
KFLL

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