Delta B739 at Las Vegas on Jun 5th 2016, wake turbulence injures flight attendant

Last Update: September 6, 2018 / 20:07:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 5, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
DL-341

Aircraft Registration
N801DZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N801DZ performing flight DL-341 from Atlanta,GA to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 186 people on board, was on approach to Las Vegas' runway 26L when the aircraft encountered wake turbulence from a preceding aircraft, the captain used heading select to steer the aircraft out of the turbulence. The crew subsequently checked for any injuries and received the reply that all were okay. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.

On Aug 11th 2018, more than 2 years later, the NTSB reported (erroneously stating the tail number as N810DZ) that a flight attendant had fallen during the turbulence encounter and had used her hand to protect her head. After she went to the hotel after the flight she reported a injury to her company and went to a hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured wrist. The NTSB rated the occurrence an accident and is investigating.

On Sep 6th 2018 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was:

An encounter with wake turbulence that resulted in a flight attendant injury
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 5, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
DL-341

Aircraft Registration
N801DZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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