Allegiant A320 at Fort Lauderdale on Jul 23rd 2023, TCAS saves the day but does not prevent injuries to cabin crew

Last Update: October 4, 2023 / 11:57:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 23, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
G4-485

Aircraft Registration
N229NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Allegiant Airbus A320-200, registration N229NV performing flight G4-485 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Lexington,KY (USA), was cleared to climb to FL230 and was enroute at FL230 about 140nm north of Fort Lauderdale when the crew received a TCAS resolution advisory to climb due to a business jet at the same altitude, who received a TCAS resolution advisory to descend. The A320 climbed about 700 feet rapidly before returning to the assigned FL230 causing two flight attendants to fall backwards resulting in an injury to one of the flight attendants. The flight crew declared emergency due to the injured cabin crew and returned to Fort Lauderdale for a safe landing about 40 minutes after the TCAS climb.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT DECLARED A CREW MEDICAL EMERGENCY DUE TO INJURED FLIGHT ATTENDANT, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.", the flight attendant received a serious injury. The FAA later reported that the aircraft, a business jet and the A320 at the same altitude, received TCAS alerts and were both turned by the air traffic controller.

The aircraft was able to depart again about 4:50 hours after landing and reached Lexington with a delay of about 6:50 hours.

On Oct 4th 2023 the NTSB reported they have opened a category 4 investigation into the occurrence, one cabin crew received serious injuries. No preliminary report, only a final report will be released.
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Aircraft Model / Type
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A320
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 23, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
G4-485

Aircraft Registration
N229NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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