Avelo B737 near Orlando on May 20th 2023, wake turbulence injures flight attendants

Last Update: May 23, 2023 / 17:54:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
XP-357

Aircraft Registration
N701VL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

An Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N701VL performing flight XP-357 from New Haven,CT to Fort Myers,FL (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 160nm northeast of Orlando,FL (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to three flight attendants. The flight crew diverted the aircraft to Orlando for a safe landing on runway 35L about 35 minutes after leaving FL360.

The airline reported the aircraft was enroute at FL360 when three flight attendants received minor injuries caused by wake turbulence of another large aircraft, their aircraft dropped by about 400 feet as result. The flight attendants were treated at Orlando, replacement flight attendants continued the flight to Fort Myers.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 80 minutes, then continued and reached Fort Myers with a delay of about 90 minutes.
Aircraft Registration Data
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N701VL
Country of Registration
United States
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
XP-357

Aircraft Registration
N701VL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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