British Airways A319 at Verona on Jan 3rd 2018, severe turbulence injures 3

Last Update: June 26, 2024 / 15:43:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2596

Destination
Verona, Italy

Aircraft Registration
G-DBCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
LIPX

A British Airways Airbus A319-100, registration G-DBCA performing flight BA-2596 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Verona (Italy), was descending towards Verona when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing serious injuries to a flight attendant and injuries to two other occupants, the level of injuries is being determined. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Verona's runway 04.

Italy's ANSV reported the occurrence was rated an accident, an investigation has been opened.

On Jan 11th 2018 the ANSV reported the aircraft encountered severe turbulence while descending through FL280. The flight crew was informed about injured cabin crew and requested medical assistance to be available on landing.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Verona for 50 hours before returning to service.

On Jun 26th 2024 Italia's ANSV released their final report in Italian only (editorial note: to serve the purpose of global prevention of the repeat of causes leading to an occurrence an additional timely release of all occurrence reports in the only world spanning aviation language English would be necessary, an Italian only release does not achieve this purpose as set by ICAO annex 13 and just forces many aviators to waste much more time and effort each in trying to understand the circumstances leading to the occurrence. Aviators operating internationally are required to read/speak English besides their local language, investigators need to be able to read/write/speak English to communicate with their counterparts all around the globe.)

The report concludes the probable cause of the accident was:

The accident was caused by a sudden encounter of severe turbulence during the descent while cabin crew were not yet secured in their seats.

Metars:
LIPX 031850Z 24003KT 200V320 CAVOK 02/01 Q1008=
LIPX 031820Z 02005KT CAVOK 02/01 Q1008=
LIPX 031750Z 19010KT CAVOK 04/02 Q1007=
LIPX 031720Z 18007KT CAVOK 04/02 Q1007=
LIPX 031650Z 19005KT 9999 FEW090 04/02 Q1007=
LIPX 031620Z 20004KT 150V230 9999 SCT090 05/02 Q1006=
LIPX 031550Z 27006KT 180V320 9999 FEW010 SCT025 BKN090 05/03 Q1005=
LIPX 031520Z 19003KT 9999 FEW020 SCT045 BKN090 05/03 Q1004=
LIPX 031450Z 12004KT 9999 -DZ FEW030 SCT050 BKN090 06/03 Q1003=
LIPX 031420Z 34003KT 300V010 9999 FEW040 SCT060 BKN090 06/02 Q1003=
LIPX 031350Z VRB02KT 9999 SCT040 BKN080 06/02 Q1003=
LIPX 031320Z VRB02KT 9999 SCT050 SCT080 06/01 Q1003=
LIPX 031250Z 10003KT 360V140 9999 SCT060 SCT080 06/01 Q1004=
LIPX 031220Z 15003KT 090V240 9999 FEW060 07/00 Q1005=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2596

Destination
Verona, Italy

Aircraft Registration
G-DBCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
LIPX

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