American A319 near Havana on Oct 1st 2015, turbulence injures 5 passengers and a flight attendant
Last Update: September 6, 2018 / 19:49:26 GMT/Zulu time
The FAA reported 4 passengers received "unknown injuries" when the aircraft encountered turbulence near Havana.
On Jun 23rd 2018 (!) the NTSB released first information indicating the occurrence was rated an accident and the NTSB is investigating the occurrence. The whole information reads: "NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report."
On Aug 11th 2018 the NTSB released further information stating two passengers received serious injuries, three further passengers and one flight attendant received minor injuries. The NTSB wrote (as the whole report): "According to the operator, the seat belt sign was on and onboard radar was being utilized by the flight crew when the turbulence was encountered during cruise at Flight Level 360 in instrument meteorological conditions. After being informed of the possible injuries to the passengers and crew, the flight crew declared an emergency and subsequently landed at KMIA without further incident. Paramedics met the flight upon arrival at the gate and transported two passengers and one flight attendant to the hospital. The flight attendant was diagnosed with a minor injury and released. One passenger was diagnosed with a cervical spine fracture and the other passenger was diagnosed with a cracked rib and possible cracked vertebra."
On Sep 6th 2018 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was:
an inadvertent encounter with convective turbulence
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