Argentinas A332 near Rio Branco on Oct 18th 2018, severe turbulence causes 25 injuries

Last Update: October 24, 2018 / 14:46:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AR-1303

Aircraft Registration
LV-FNK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A330-200, registration LV-FNK performing flight AR-1303 from Miami,FL (USA) to Buenos Aires Ezeiza,BA (Argentina) with 192 passengers, was enroute at FL390 about 90nm north of Rio Branco,AC (Brazil) deviating around thunderstorm cells when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing an altitude deviation of more than -700 feet and +1500 feet around about 18:25Z, the ADS-B transponder reported climb rates in excess of 2200 fpm and sink rates in excess of 2700 fpm. The captain subsequently reported 10 to 15 injuries on board of the aircraft and requested medical services available upon arrival in Buenos Aires. The aircraft continued to Buenos Aires for a safe landing about 3:55 hours later. Medical services already awaited the aircraft and treated the injured, 8 passengers were taken to a hospital.

The airline reported the aircraft was in cruise flight when it encountered turbulence causing minor injuries to 15 passengers, 8 of which were transported to a hospital for further checks after arrival in Buenos Aires.

On Oct 24th 2018 Argentina's JIAAC reported they have opened an investigation into the severe turbulence event at FL390 around position S8.275 W68.366 about 99nm north of Rio Branco,AC (Brazil) at about 18:20Z, which resulted in 25 minor injuries.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AR-1303

Aircraft Registration
LV-FNK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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