Mesa E175 near Houston on May 11th 2023, turbulence injures passenger

Last Update: May 13, 2023 / 17:03:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 11, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
UA-6217

Aircraft Registration
N88331

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

A Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ-175 on behalf of United, registration N88331 performing flight UA-6217 from New York La Guardia,NY to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was descending towards Houston in the vicinity of New Orleans,LA (USA) when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing a serious injury to a passenger. The aircraft continued to Houston for a safe landing about 20 minutes later.

The FAA wrote: "AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE INJURYING A PASSENGER, NEW ORLEANS, LA.", the passenger received serious injuries and rated the occurrence an accident.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N88331
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
EMBRAER S A
Aircraft Model / Type
ERJ 170-200 LR
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
E175
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 11, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
UA-6217

Aircraft Registration
N88331

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

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