Southwest B737 near El Paso on Feb 6th 2016, turbulence injures flight attendant

Last Update: February 8, 2016 / 17:00:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-3817

Aircraft Registration
N745SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N745SW performing flight WN-3817 from San Antonio,TX to San Diego,CA (USA), was enroute climbing from FL300 to FL340 about 190nm eastsoutheast of El Paso,TX (USA) at about 14:20Z, when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to a flight attendant. THe crew aborted the climb and returned to FL300 at first, then decided to divert to El Paso for a safe landing about 45 minutes after aborting the climb.

The FAA reported the flight attendant was taken to a hospital with "unknown" injuries.
Aircraft Registration Data
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N745SW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-7H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-3817

Aircraft Registration
N745SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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