Europa B789 over Atlantic on Jul 1st 2024, severe turbulence injures 30

Last Update: July 1, 2024 / 15:48:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2024

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Europa

Flight number
UX-45

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MTI

ICAO Type Designator
B789

An Air Europa Boeing 787-9, registration EC-MTI performing flight UX-45 (dep Jun 30th) from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Montevideo (Uruguay) with 345 people on board, was enroute at FL360 over the Atlantic Ocean when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injuries to 30 people on board. The aircraft continued across the Atlantic and diverted to Natal,RN (Brazil) where the aircraft landed without further incident. There was damage to a number of ceiling panels as well as a broken seat's backrest.

Natal's State Department of Public Health reported 30 people received injuries and were taken to local hospitals, 15 ambulances were dispatched to the airport.

The airline reported 7 passengers were treated for injuries of varying degree, the rest had minor bruises. A replacement aircraft is being dispatched to take the passengers to Montevideo.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2024

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Europa

Flight number
UX-45

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MTI

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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