Etihad B789 near Brisbane on Jan 30th 2018, turbulence causes injuries

Last Update: January 31, 2018 / 23:06:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 30, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
EY-484

Aircraft Registration
A6-BLG

ICAO Type Designator
B789

An Etihad Boeing 787-900, registration A6-BLG performing flight EY-484 (dep Jan 29th) from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Brisbane,QL (Australia), was enroute at FL390 nearing the top of descent when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing a number of injuries, the crew requested a number ambulances to meet the aircraft on arrival due to a few passengers and crew with head and neck injuries. The aircraft continued to Brisbane for a safe landing on runway 19 about 30 minutes later.

Several passengers tweeted disappointed when the airline did not respond, when they asked about the condition of the injured crew. The passengers commented that it had been a wild ride in severe turbulence that caused multiple injuries.

The occurrence aircraft departed for the return flight with a delay of 45 minutes.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 30, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
EY-484

Aircraft Registration
A6-BLG

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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