Hainan A332 near Beijing on Aug 11th 2015, turbulence causes 30 injuries

Last Update: August 11, 2015 / 18:31:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2015

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HU-7148

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-6133

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

Airport ICAO Code
ZBAA

A Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-200, registration B-6133 performing flight HU-7148 from Chengdu to Beijing (China), was descending through about 4200 meters (13,800 feet) towards Beijing when the aircraft encountered two jolts of severe turbulence causing flight attendants and passengers, not belted into their seats, to lift off and impact the ceiling of the aircraft before coming down again. The crew continued for a safe landing in Beijing about 17 minutes later. 30 occupants were taken to hospitals, 7 of them were discharged shortly afterwards, 23 remain in hospital care.

Metars:
ZBAA 110800Z 13002MPS 090V190 CAVOK 34/22 Q1006 NOSIG
ZBAA 110730Z VRB02MPS CAVOK 35/22 Q1006 NOSIG
ZBAA 110700Z 21002MPS 130V280 CAVOK 34/20 Q1007 NOSIG
ZBAA 110630Z 22003MPS 160V320 CAVOK 34/20 Q1007 NOSIG
ZBAA 110600Z VRB02MPS CAVOK 35/20 Q1007 NOSIG
ZBAA 110530Z 13002MPS 050V180 8000 NSC 33/23 Q1008 NOSIG
ZBAA 110500Z VRB01MPS 8000 NSC 32/24 Q1008 NOSIG
ZBAA 110430Z 06002MPS 350V110 7000 NSC 32/23 Q1009 NOSIG
ZBAA 110400Z 04002MPS 010V110 7000 NSC 31/23 Q1009 NOSIG
ZBAA 110330Z 04002MPS 010V080 7000 NSC 31/24 Q1009 NOSIG
ZBAA 110300Z 02002MPS 310V060 7000 NSC 30/23 Q1009 NOSIG
ZBAA 110230Z 01002MPS 330V050 7000 NSC 31/23 Q1010 NOSIG
ZBAA 110200Z 36003MPS 290V060 7000 NSC 30/23 Q1010 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2015

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HU-7148

Destination
Beijing, China

Aircraft Registration
B-6133

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

Airport ICAO Code
ZBAA

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