Jetblue BCS3 near Richmond on Mar 24th 2024, severe turbulence injures flight attendant

Last Update: March 25, 2024 / 17:04:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 24, 2024

Classification
Accident

Airline
Jetblue

Flight number
B6-53

Aircraft Registration
N3118J

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

A Jetblue Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration N3118J performing flight B6-53 from New York JFK,NY to West Palm Beach,FL (USA), was climbing through FL280 out of New York when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injuries to a flight attendant. The aircraft descended to FL260 and diverted to Richmond,VA (USA) for a safe landing about 45 minutes later.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE INJURYING FLIGHT ATTENDANT, RICHMOND, VA."

The aircraft is still on the ground in Richmond about 15.5 hours later.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N3118J
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS CANADA LP
Aircraft Model / Type
BD-500-1A11
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
BCS3
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 24, 2024

Classification
Accident

Airline
Jetblue

Flight number
B6-53

Aircraft Registration
N3118J

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-300

ICAO Type Designator
BCS3

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