US Airways B752 near Atlantic City on Jun 7th 2012, turbulence injures flight attendant

Last Update: March 10, 2018 / 16:40:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2012

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-1078

Aircraft Registration
N936UW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A US Airways Boeing 757-200, registration N936UW performing flight US-1078 from San Juan (Puerto Rico) to Philadelphia,PA (USA) with 178 passengers and 7 crew, was on approach to Philadelphia descending through about 10,000 feet near Atlantic City,NJ (USA) about 40nm southeast of Philadelphia when the aircraft encountered turbulence. Being level at 9000 feet the crew reported a crew member had been hurt and requested approach control to arrange for paramedics await the aircraft at the gate. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Philadelphia's runway 27R and taxied to the gate.

The FAA reported a flight attendant received injuries.

On Feb 7th 2014 the NTSB released a very brief preliminary report stating one flight attendant in the aft galley received serious injuries when the aircraft encountered turbunce on descent into Philadelphia. There was no damage to the aircraft. An investigation is underway.

On Mar 10th 2018 the NTSB released their very brief final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was:

an inadvertent encounter with convective turbulence

Metars Philadelphia:
KPHL 072101Z 26011KT 10SM -TSRA FEW040CB SCT055 BKN100 23/12 A2992 RMK AO2 WSHFT 2045 OCNL LTGICCG VC SW-W TS VC SW-W MOV SE CB DSNT N DSNT SE MOV SE P0000 $
KPHL 072054Z 26011KT 10SM -TSRA FEW040CB SCT055 BKN100 23/12 A2992 RMK AO2 TSB40RAB32 SLP132 OCNL LTGICCG SW-W TS SW-W MOV SE CB DSNT N DSNT SE MOV SE P0000 60000 T02280117 55008 $
KPHL 072040Z 31015G21KT 10SM -TSRA FEW040CB SCT060 BKN100 25/11 A2992 RMK AO2 TSB40RAB32 OCNL LTG ICCG W-NW TS W-NW MOV SE P0000 $
KPHL 071954Z 26009KT 10SM SCT060 SCT090 26/09 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP129 CB DSNT E MOV SE T02610094 $
KPHL 071854Z 26010G17KT 10SM SCT055 BKN090 26/10 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP134 CB DSNT N MOV SE T02610100 $
KPHL 071754Z 33008KT 10SM BKN050 BKN090 26/10 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP140 T02560100 10256 20178 58010 $
KPHL 071654Z 33003KT 10SM BKN050 BKN090 24/11 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP146 T02440106 $
KPHL 071554Z 20008KT 10SM SCT050 24/11 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP149 T02440111
KPHL 071454Z 20006KT 10SM FEW045 23/12 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP150 T02280122 58007
KPHL 071354Z 24008KT 10SM FEW110 21/13 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP154 T02110128
KPHL 071254Z 24006KT 10SM SCT110 19/13 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP156 T01940128

Metars Atlantic City:
KACY 071854Z 30008KT 10SM FEW065 26/10 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP137 T02560100
KACY 071754Z 25008G18KT 10SM FEW050 SCT070 BKN090 24/12 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP138 T02440117 10261 20183 58013
KACY 071654Z 25009KT 10SM FEW060 SCT085 SCT110 24/09 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP144 T02440094
KACY 071554Z 29005KT 10SM FEW055 SCT075 25/11 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP148 T02500111
KACY 071454Z 25006KT 10SM CLR 23/12 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP151 T02330122 58006
KACY 071354Z 29005KT 10SM CLR 22/13 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP154 T02220133
KACY 071254Z 26007KT 10SM CLR 21/13 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP157 T02060133
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2012

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-1078

Aircraft Registration
N936UW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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