Westjet Encore DH8D at Calgary on Mar 13th 2022, turbulence injures captain and cabin crew

Last Update: March 23, 2022 / 20:41:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WS-3613

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GWRE

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Westjet Encore de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-GWRE performing flight WS-3613 from Seattle,WA (USA) to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 62 people on board, was descending through 13,000 feet towards Calgary when the aircraft encountered unexpected severe turbulence. Although both flight crew were wearing shoulder harness and lap belt, both bumped their heads against the cockpit against the flight deck ceiling, the captain received injuries. A flight attendant struck the L1 door and received injuries, too. The aircraft continued for a safe landing about 15 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported the captain and the flight attendant received minor injuries, cabin crew and passengers were all wearing their seat belts, there were no injuries amongst the passengers. Maintenance performed a severe turbulence inspection without any findings and returned the aircraft to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GWRE
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Dehavilland
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-402
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8D
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WS-3613

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GWRE

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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