Canada A333 near Bangor on Sep 5th 2018, wake turbulence by B773 injures flight attendant

Last Update: September 12, 2018 / 16:11:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-664

Destination
Halifax, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GHLM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GHLM performing flight AC-664 from Montreal,QC to Halifax,NS (Canada), was climbing through about FL340 about 60nm northwest of Bangor,ME (USA) when the aircraft encountered wake turbulence causing minor injuries to a flight attendant.

A Swiss International Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration HB-JNI performing flight LX-8 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL350 and had crossed the flight trajectory of AC-664 about 70 seconds prior to AC-664 reaching the crossing point. About a minute after passing the crossing point LX-8 was cleared and began to climb to FL370.

Both aircraft continued to their destinations for safe landings.

The FAA reported a flight attendant received unknown injuries when the aircraft encountered wake turbulence near Bangor,ME.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-664

Destination
Halifax, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GHLM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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