Avianca A320 near Miami on Aug 1st 2016, turbulence cracks cabin window

Last Update: August 3, 2016 / 20:11:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-39

Destination
Cali, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N745AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Avianca Airbus A320-200, registration N745AV performing flight AV-39 from Miami,FL (USA) to Cali (Colombia) with about 120 people on board, was climbing out of Miami when the aircraft encountered turbulence twice causing a cabin window to crack. The crew stopped the climb at FL310 about 110nm south of Miami about 20 minutes into the flight at about 22:00Z, descended the aircraft to 10,000 feet to burn off fuel and landed safely back on Miami's runway 09 about 75 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported the aircraft appeared to drop/fall substantially for several seconds about 20 minutes into the flight then stabilized again, about 5 minutes the aircraft again appeared to drop and stabilized again. The captain subsequently announced they had encountered turbulence and they were returning to Miami due to a cracked cabin window.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-39

Destination
Cali, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N745AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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