Avianca B788 near Barcelona on Nov 3rd 2019, overspeed correction causes injuries

Last Update: December 10, 2019 / 19:52:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-18

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
N796AV

ICAO Type Designator
B788

An Avianca Boeing 787-8, registration N796AV performing flight AV-18 from Bogota (Colombia) to Barcelona,SP (Spain), was descending through FL260 towards Barcelona when the IAS increased reaching a value close to the maximum operating speed. In order to reduce the speed the crew deployed the speed brakes and pulled the control column causing a vertical acceleration of about +2.1G. A passenger and a flight attendant received injuries as result of the abrupt maneouver. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Barcelona's runway 25R about 25 minutes later.

Spain's CIAIAC reported a flight attendant and a passenger received serious injuries when the aircraft encountered +2.1G as result of the crew pulling the control column and deploying the speed brakes in order to reduce the airspeed. An investigation has been opened.
Aircraft Registration Data
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N796AV
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United States
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BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
787-8
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B788
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-18

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
N796AV

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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