Allegiant A319 near Ft. Lauderdale on May 5th 2016, turbulence injures 5

Last Update: May 5, 2016 / 21:43:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
G4-7001

Aircraft Registration
N301NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Allegiant Airbus A319-100, registration N301NV performing flight G4-7001 from Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) to Pittsburgh,PA (USA) with 137 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL360 over the Atlantic Ocean about 290nm eastsoutheast of Ft. Lauderdale,FL (USA) at about 13:45L (17:45Z) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to three passengers and two flight attendants. The flight crew decided to divert the aircraft to Ft. Lauderdale for a safe landing on runway 28L about 50 minutes later. The injured were treated at the airport.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue reported they treated two flight attendants and two passengers for minor head injuries and a diabetic passenger for minor injuries.

The airline confirmed three passengers and two flight attendants received minor injuries in a clear air turbulence encounter, the crew decribed the event as an unreported moderate turbulence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
G4-7001

Aircraft Registration
N301NV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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