Ryanair B738 at Barcelona on Jul 31st 2021, severe turbulence injures cabin crew and passengers

Last Update: August 26, 2021 / 16:32:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 31, 2021

Classification
Accident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-9017

Departure
Fez, Morocco

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EI-EPC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EPC performing flight FR-9017 from Fez (Morocco) to Barcelona,SP (Spain), was descending towards Barcelona when the crew observed cumulonimbus cloud on their weather radar and requested to deviate around the weather, which was approved. Anticipating the possibility of turbulence the captain informed the cabin crew about the possibility of turbulence and instructed them to secure the cabin. While deviating the aircraft encountered an area of severe turbulence causing vertical accelerations of up to +3.1G. Following the turbulence encounter cabin crew informed the captain, that two cabin crew were incapacitated and ambulances were needed at Barcelona. The aircraft continued for a safe landing at Barcelona.

The Spanish CIAIAC reported one flight attendant as well as one passenger received serious injuries, 3 flight attendants minor injuries, all these were taken to a hospital. In addition a number of passengers required medical assistance at the airport.

The aircraft returned to service about 3:20 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 31, 2021

Classification
Accident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-9017

Departure
Fez, Morocco

Destination
Barcelona, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EI-EPC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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