Singapore A388 at Mumbai on Oct 18th 2014, turbulence injures 22

Last Update: October 28, 2014 / 16:28:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
SQ-424

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
9V-SKJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

Airport ICAO Code
VABB

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9V-SKJ performing flight SQ-424 from Singapore (Singapore) to Mumbai (India) with 408 passengers and 25 crew, was descending towards Mumbai when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 8 passengers and 14 crew. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Mumbai's runway 27 at 21:52L (16:22Z). The injured were taken to hospitals.

The airline reported the aircraft encountered sudden turbulence as it touched down at Mumbai Airport. 8 passengers and 14 crew received injuries.

The aircraft was able to depart for the return flight with a delay of one hour but remained on the ground in Singapore since, now about 19 hours.

On Oct 28th 2014 the French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that the aircraft was on approach to Mumbai maintaining FL150 deviating around isolated weather, that had been forecast. After having deviated 10nm left and upwind of weather the aircraft experienced light to moderate clear air turbulence for about 3-4 seconds with no radar returns visible, the flight crew immediately instructed cabin crew to take their seats repeating the announcement, immediately after the second announcement a sudden severe jolt due to severe turbulence was encountered that lasted for about 1-2 seconds. One occupant received serious injuries, 21 others minor injuries. Singapore's Accident Investigation Board is investigating the occurrence rated an accident.

Metars:
VABB 181840Z 13005KT 2500 FU FEW020 30/20 Q1010 NOSIG
VABB 181810Z 05003KT 2500 FU FEW020 30/20 Q1010 NOSIG
VABB 181740Z 10003KT 2500 FU FEW020 30/20 Q1010 NOSIG
VABB 181710Z 11005KT 2500 FU FEW020 31/19 Q1011 NOSIG
VABB 181640Z 03003KT 2800 FU FEW020 31/18 Q1011 NOSIG
VABB 181610Z 07006KT 2500 FU FEW020 32/17 Q1011 NOSIG
VABB 181540Z 04005KT 2500 FU FEW020 32/17 Q1010 NOSIG
VABB 181510Z 01006KT 2500 FU NSC 33/17 Q1010 NOSIG
VABB 181440Z 35007KT 2500 FU NSC 33/17 Q1009 NOSIG
VABB 181410Z 03005KT 2500 FU FEW020 33/18 Q1009 NOSIG
VABB 181340Z 34008KT 3000 FU FEW020 33/18 Q1009 NOSIG
VABB 181310Z 34007KT 3000 FU FEW020 33/17 Q1009 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
SQ-424

Destination
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
9V-SKJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

Airport ICAO Code
VABB

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