Etihad A346 at Washington on Apr 22nd 2014, severe turbulence injures 3

Last Update: April 23, 2014 / 17:24:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
EY-131

Aircraft Registration
A6-EHJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

Airport ICAO Code
KIAD

An Etihad Airways Airbus A340-600, registration A6-EHJ performing flight EY-131 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was on approach to Washington's runway 01R descending from 7000 to 4000 feet when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence. The crew reported a medical emergency and continued the approach for a safe landing on runway 01R about 8 minutes later. The aircraft taxied directly to the gate where ambulances had been dispatched to. A flight attendant and two passengers received injuries as result of the turbulence encounter and were taken to a hospital.

The FAA reported the aircraft encountered severe turbulence about 20nm miles from Washington, 3 persons aboard, 1 cabin crew and 2 passengers, received injuries.



Metars:
KIAD 230052Z 36012G23KT 10SM SCT065 BKN080 17/09 A2962 RMK AO2 SLP030 T01670094
KIAD 222352Z 26003KT 10SM SCT080 BKN250 18/10 A2960 RMK AO2 SLP022 60000 T01780100 10217 20167 58003
KIAD 222252Z 24006KT 10SM SCT080 BKN250 19/12 A2960 RMK AO2 RAB00E30 P0000 T01890117
KIAD 222152Z 27008G15KT 10SM BKN080 OVC100 20/12 A2961 RMK AO2 RAB24E47 SLP027 P0000 T02000117
KIAD 222052Z VRB03KT 10SM BKN080 OVC100 22/12 A2961 RMK AO2 SLP025 60000 T02170122 56020
KIAD 221952Z 00000KT 10SM BKN065 BKN090 20/13 A2963 RMK AO2 RAE19 SLP031 P0000 T02000133
KIAD 221852Z 24004KT 10SM -RA SCT065 OVC090 18/13 A2965 RMK AO2 SLP039 P0000 T01830128
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
EY-131

Aircraft Registration
A6-EHJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

Airport ICAO Code
KIAD

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