British Airways B772 over Atlantic on May 5th 2019, turbulence causes 14 injuries

Last Update: May 6, 2019 / 21:46:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2167

Aircraft Registration
G-VIIO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIO performing flight BA-2167 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Tampa,FL (USA), was enroute at FL390 about 500nm northeast of Bermuda (Bermuda) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 12 passengers and 2 crew. The aircraft continued to Tampa for a safe landing about 3.5 hours later.

The FAA reported 12 passengers and 2 crew received "unknown" injuries, the aircraft sustained "unknown" damage. The occurrence was rated an accident (indicating serious injuries and/or substantial damage) and is being investigated.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Tampa for about 5.5 hours, then departed for the return flight.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2167

Aircraft Registration
G-VIIO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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