Mango B738 at Durban on Jul 14th 2020, turbulence injures flight attendant

Last Update: August 26, 2020 / 17:48:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 14, 2020

Classification
Accident

Flight number
JE-261

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SJB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Mango Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-SJB performing flight JE-261 from Johannesburg to Durban (South Africa) with 117 people on board, was descending through FL150 towards Durban when the aircraft experienced moderate to severe turbulence causing serious injuries to a flight attendant. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Durban's runway 24.

South Africa's CAA (SACAA) reported the crew illuminated the fasten seat belt signs at about FL200 and instructed cabin crew to secure the cabin due to expected turbulence. Moderate to severe turbulence set in at FL150 and lasted until descending through FL110. A flight attendant received injuries, was examined at a clinic in Durban and subsequently returned to Johannesburg as a passenger.

The NTSB reported they have assigned an accredited representative to join the investigation by the SACAA. There were 117 people on board, one person received serious injuries, the occurrence was rated an accident.

Metars:
FALE 141700Z 20009KT CAVOK 13/04 Q1020 NOSIG=
FALE 141624Z 19009KT CAVOK 15/05 Q1020 NOSIG=
FALE 141600Z 21005KT CAVOK 13/11 Q1019 NOSIG=
FALE 141500Z 35003KT 310V030 CAVOK 15/11 Q1017 NOSIG=
FALE 141400Z 35004KT 310V030 CAVOK 15/13 Q1016 NOSIG=
FALE 141300Z 26005KT 180V310 9999 FEW049 15/12 Q1015 NOSIG=
FALE 141223Z VRB06KT 9999 FEW019 BKN028 OVC049 16/10 Q1015 NOSIG=
FALE 141215Z 16010KT 090V190 8000 -RA FEW019 BKN028 OVC049 14/10 Q1015 RETSRA NOSIG=
FALE 141209Z 13006KT 070V190 3500 TSRA FEW040CB OVC046 15/12 Q1015 NOSIG=
FALE 141200Z VRB06KT 6000 -TSRA FEW040CB BKN046 17/11 Q1014 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 14, 2020

Classification
Accident

Flight number
JE-261

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SJB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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