American Eagle CRJ7 near Chicago on Jan 16th 2013, turbulence injures 3

Last Update: January 18, 2013 / 13:40:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 16, 2013

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Type
Canadair CRJ-700

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ7

An American Eagle Canadair CRJ-700, flight MQ-3720 from New Orleans,LA to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was descending through FL300 towards Chicago at about 14:50Z when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injuries to two flight attendants and a passenger. The crew declared medical emergency and continued to Chicago for a safe landing on runway 28 about 36 minutes later.

Metars:
KORD 161651Z 23013G19KT 10SM FEW200 M01/M09 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP131 T10111089 $
KORD 161551Z 22013G18KT 10SM FEW120 M03/M11 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP142 T10281106 $
KORD 161451Z 22012KT 9SM FEW150 M05/M11 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP150 T10501106 58008
KORD 161351Z 23009KT 9SM FEW150 M06/M10 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP154 T10611100
KORD 161251Z 24007KT 10SM CLR M07/M09 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP157 T10671094 $
KORD 161151Z 22004KT 10SM CLR M07/M10 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP159 T10721100 11061 21089 56028 $
KORD 161051Z 21004KT 9SM CLR M09/M11 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP168 T10891106 $
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 16, 2013

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Type
Canadair CRJ-700

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ7

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