Air France B772 near Santiago de Chile on Aug 6th 2012, severe turbulence injures 7

Last Update: August 14, 2012 / 13:26:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-406

Destination
Santiago, Chile

Aircraft Registration
F-GSPL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Air France Boeing 777-200, registration F-GSPL performing flight AF-406 (dep Aug 5th) from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Santiago (Chile) with 306 people on board, was on approach to Santiago around 07:30L (11:30Z) descending through FL180 when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence. One passenger and one flight attendant received serious injuries on the lower limb area, 5 flight attendants received minor injuries in the turbulence encounter. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.

The French BEA reported Chile's Authorities are investigating the accident.

The accident aircraft was able to depart for the return flight AF-401 on schedule following a scheduled ground time of 8.5 hours.

Metars:
SCEL 061400Z VRB02KT 6000 SCT060 BKN100 08/06 Q1019 NOSIG
SCEL 061300Z 34005KT 310V010 5000 BR SCT006 OVC010 08/06 Q1019 NOSIG
SCEL 061200Z 07004KT 040V110 5000 BR SCT007 OVC010 07/06 Q1018 NOSIG
SCEL 061100Z VRB02KT 3000 0800S R17L/P2000N R17R/P2000U BCFG SCT002 OVC005 07/07 Q1017 NOSIG
SCEL 061000Z 31005KT 0700 R17L/0800N R17R/0700N FG SCT002 OVC004 07/06 Q1016 NOSIG
SCEL 060900Z 32003KT 1500 0800S R17L/1000V1900N R17R/0900V1500N FG SCT002 OVC005 07/06 Q1016 NOSIG
SCEL 060800Z 00000KT 3000 BR OVC003 07/06 Q1017 NOSIG
Aircraft Registration Data New!
Registration mark
F-GSPL
Country of Registration
France
Manufacturer
THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 777-228 IGW
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Serial Number
Engine Count
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-406

Destination
Santiago, Chile

Aircraft Registration
F-GSPL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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