Avianca A332 near Tucuman on May 30th 2019, turbulence injures 9 people on board

Last Update: May 31, 2019 / 20:41:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 30, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-965

Departure
Lima, Perú

Aircraft Registration
N968AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Avianca Airbus A330-200, registration N968AV performing flight AV-965 (dep May 29th) from Lima (Peru) to Buenos Aires Ezeiza,BA (Argentina), was enroute at FL350 about 10nm north of Tucuman,TU (Argentina) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing altitude deviations of up to +100 feet. Nine passengers received injuries, a doctor travelling as passenger provided first aid treating mainly whiplash, cuts, blows, a number of passengers vomitted. The aircraft continued to Buenos Aires for a landing without further incident about 70 minutes later. Paramedics treated the injured at Buenos Aires.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 16 hours, then positioned to Lima and resumed service after landing.

Argentina's JIAAC opened an investigation into the occurrence.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N968AV
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-243
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 30, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-965

Departure
Lima, Perú

Aircraft Registration
N968AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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