Canada B773 near Khabarovsk on Dec 29th 2016, turbulence injures pilot

Last Update: January 19, 2017 / 19:43:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-32

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVM performing flight AC-32 from Beijing (China) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 396 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 415nm north of Khabarovsk (Russia) when the aircraft encountered two bouts of severe clear air turbulence. One of the flight crew member's head struck an overhead map light resulting in a minor laceration. The fasten seat belt sign was immediately turned on, the aircraft descended to FL290. There were no injuries in the cabin and the flight continued to Toronto where the aircraft landed safely about 9 hours later.

The Canadian TSB reported there had been no loss of control. Each of the turbulence encounters lasted less than 60 seconds, the onset felt similiar to the sensation in a mountain wave. One flight crew member received a minor injury in the turbulence encounters.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2016

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-32

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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