Sky Regional E175 at Washington on Mar 31st 2015, severe turbulence sickens captain and incapacitates first officer

Last Update: April 10, 2015 / 22:08:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 31, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RS-7358

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

Aircraft Registration
C-FEJC

A Sky Regional Embraer ERJ-175 on behalf of Air Canada, registration C-FEJC performing flight RS-7358/AC-7358 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Washington National,DC (USA) with 44 people on board, was descending towards Washington's Ronald Reagan Airport when below 10,000 feet the aircraft encountered severe turbulence all the way down. Both flight crew felt sick and had problems controlling the aircraft, at 1600 feet the crew initiated a go-around and received vectors for a second approach. The first officer became ill and was unable to continue duties. The captain requested a diversion to Baltimore at low altitude below turbulence, ATC provided vectors to Baltimore but refused vectors at low altitude. While enroute to Baltimore the first officer recovered and resumed duties but again became ill and unable to continue duties while on approach to Baltimore. The captain managed to land the aircraft safely in Baltimore about 25 minutes after going around.



Metars Washington National:
KDCA 312352Z 34015G23KT 10SM -RA SCT080 BKN100 BKN250 13/06 A2972 RMK AO2 PK WND 34036/2319 WSHFT 2254 TSE2254RAB45 SLP065 P0000 60001 T01330061 10228 20133 53045
KDCA 312310Z 34026G32KT 10SM FEW065 BKN100 BKN250 15/05 A2968 RMK AO2 PK WND 35033/2300 WSHFT 2254 TSE2254 PRESRR CB DSNT E-SE MOV E
KDCA 312255Z 30012G18KT 270V330 10SM SCT065CB BKN100 BKN250 19/04 A2964 RMK AO2TSE54 PRESRR CB VC E-SE MOV E
KDCA 312252Z 30009KT 10SM TS SCT060CB BKN100 BKN250 19/04 A2962 RMK AO2 TSB37RAE46 SLP032 OCNL LTGIC VC E-SE TS E-SE MOV E P0000 T01890039
KDCA 312238Z 26006KT 10SM -TSRA BKN060CB BKN075 OVC095 18/05 A2961 RMK AO2 TSB37 OCNL LTGICCG E-SE TS E-SE MOV NE P0000
KDCA 312152Z 28015G37KT 10SM -RA BKN060 OVC080 19/04 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 27037/2149 SLP030 P0001 T01890039
KDCA 312052Z 25018G29KT 10SM -RA SCT055 BKN075 BKN090 BKN250 21/01 A2959 RMK AO2 PK WND 26032/2024 RAB22E28B51 SLP019 P0000 60000 T02110006 55025
KDCA 311952Z 21016G25KT 10SM BKN100 BKN150 BKN250 21/M01 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 22029/1936 SLP016 T02111011
KDCA 311852Z 19020G27KT 10SM SCT150 SCT230 23/00 A2961 RMK AO2 PK WND 19035/1826 SLP025 T02280000

Metars Baltimore:
BWI 312354Z COR 31006KT 10SM -RA FEW040 BKN060CB BKN095 BKN250 11/06 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 34029/2309 WSHFT 2250 FROPA RAB19 SLP057 CB E-SE MOV E P0002 60003 T01110056 10200 20100 53030
KBWI 312308Z COR 34013G24KT 10SM FEW040 SCT060 BKN110 BKN250 14/05 A2965 RMK AO2 PK WND 33029/2258 WSHFT 2250 FROPA CB DSNT SE AND DSNT W-NW MOV E
KBWI 312254Z 33017G24KT 10SM SCT060 BKN110 BKN250 14/06 A2964 RMK AO2 RAE13 PRESRR SLP036 P0000 T01440056
KBWI 312154Z 20008KT 10SM -RA FEW060 BKN075 BKN250 14/06 A2959 RMK AO2 SLP019 P0001 T01440061
KBWI 312054Z 27011KT 10SM -RA BKN065 OVC095 14/05 A2961 RMK AO2 RAB1958 SLP026 P0000 60000 T01390050 55008
KBWI 311954Z 25011G16KT 10SM FEW080 BKN095 18/M03 A2959 RMK AO2 PK WND 20026/1900 SLP021 VIRGA ALQDS T01831028
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 31, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RS-7358

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

Aircraft Registration
C-FEJC

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