Neos B763 over Atlantic on Nov 19th 2012, turbulence injures 66
Last Update: December 7, 2012 / 16:06:46 GMT/Zulu time
Passengers reported they were not noticing anything out of the usual, cabin crew were just serving lunch when the aircraft encountered turbulence throwing all loose items like the lunch trays as well as flight attendants and passengers not wearing their seat belts through the cabin. Many passengers hit the cabin ceiling and received cuts, bruises as well as loose teeth. Two doctors examined the injured.
The FAA reported on Nov 20th that the aircraft encountered severe turbulence in Oceanic Airspace controlled by New York Oceanic Control.
On Dec 7th 2012 the ANSV reported that after collecting evidence and documents a safety investigation into the occurrence has been opened, the ANSV did not state whether they rated the occurrence an accident or incident, however confirmed occupants of the aircraft received injuries requiring them to stay in hospital for more than 48 hours.
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