United B763 enroute on Dec 19th 2022, turbulence injures 19

Last Update: December 20, 2022 / 18:27:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 19, 2022

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-128

Aircraft Registration
N651UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N651UA performing flight UA-128 (dep Dec 18th) from Rio de Janeiro Galeao,RJ (Brazil) to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) with 193 passengers and 10 crew, was enroute near Cancun when the aircraft encountered turbulence. The aircraft performed a step climb from FL360 to FL380 at about that time. The aircraft continued to Houston where it landed without further incident about 10:10 hours after departure.

The airline reported medical services awaited the aircraft, two passengers and three crew were taken to a hospital with minor injuries but are expected to turn out okay. The aircraft encountered unexpected turbulence enroute.

The FAA reported the aircraft encountered turbulence as it was flying near Cancun (Mexico). The FAA opened an investigation.

In the afternoon of Dec 20th 2022 the FAA reported 4 cabin crew and 15 passengers received minor injuries when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N651UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-322
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 19, 2022

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-128

Aircraft Registration
N651UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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