American B772 at Dallas on Jun 10th 2018, moderate turbulence on approach

Last Update: July 11, 2020 / 14:18:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AA-60

Aircraft Registration
N750AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

Airport ICAO Code
KDFW

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N750AN performing flight AA-60 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) with 269 people on board, was on approach to Dallas descending through about 9000 feet when the aircraft encountered moderate turbulence. The aircraft continued for a landing on Ft. Worth's runway 18R without further incident about 12 minutes later. One passenger received serious, 7 flight attendants minor injuries.

The FAA reported the moderate turbulence resulted in several injuries.

On Mar 26th 2020 the NTSB reported the occurrence was rated an accident and is being investigated by the NTSB.

On Jul 11tn 2020 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was:

the passengers failure to comply with the fasten seatbelt sign when the airplane encountered convective turbulence.

The NTSB wrote:

As the flight began its descent into KDFW, the captain illuminated the seatbelt sign and made a public address announcement reminding passengers that the seatbelt sign was on and that they were to "return to your seats and buckle up for the remainder of the flight." Shortly after the captain notified the flight attendants (FA) to "prepare for landing and take your seats", the airplane entered a band of small cumulus clouds and experienced 10-15 seconds of moderate turbulence.

When the turbulence was encountered, the FAs were conducting their final cabin safety checks since the captain had informed them that there might be turbulence during descent. As a result, seven FAs were thrown to the floor and one passenger, who had ignored the seatbelt sign and instructions to remain seated, was also thrown to the floor and injured his left ankle. The FAs notified the flight crew, who arranged for paramedics to meet the airplane at the gate. After landing, the passenger was transported to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken ankle and the seven FA's who had received various minor injuries were treated at the airplane and released.



Metars:
KDFW 102253Z 19009KT 10SM SCT075 BKN250 35/19 A2975 RMK AO2 SLP065 T03500189=
KDFW 102153Z 17012KT 10SM SCT065 SCT075 BKN250 35/19 A2976 RMK AO2 SLP069 T03500189=
KDFW 102053Z 16011KT 10SM SCT060 SCT075 BKN250 34/20 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP076 T03440200 56031=
KDFW 101953Z 19013G18KT 10SM SCT050 SCT070 BKN250 34/21 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP085 T03440206=
KDFW 101853Z 17010KT 10SM SCT047 SCT055 BKN250 33/21 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP097 T03330206=
KDFW 101753Z 19011G17KT 10SM SCT043 SCT250 33/22 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP109 T03280217 10328 20239 58013=
KDFW 101653Z 17012KT 10SM FEW030 FEW250 31/22 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP113 T03110217=
KDFW 101553Z 20011G20KT 10SM FEW025 FEW250 30/22 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP117 T03000222=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AA-60

Aircraft Registration
N750AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

Airport ICAO Code
KDFW

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