Accident Airbus A320-214 G-EZUC, Friday 30 January 2015
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Date:Friday 30 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-214
Registration: G-EZUC
MSN: 4591
Year of manufacture:2011
Engine model:CFM CFM56-5B4/3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 144
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Descending through fl 220 over the Alps -   Italy
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Destination airport:Milan Malpensa (LIMC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft entered two areas of severe clear air turbulence whilst descending through fl 220 during an approach into Malpensa. During the pre-flight met briefing, the flight crew were warned of possible light to moderate turbulence on the approach over the Alps into Malpensa. There was a further report, presumably by another aircraft passed via ATC, of severe turbulence in that area. The passengers were warned and secured.

It is presumed that all passengers were safely secured. Two members of the cabin crew were injured in the turbulence encounters so, the flight crew arranged for medical staff to meet the aircraft on its arrival. The injured crew members were taken to hospital where one was found to have suffered a broken ankle and the other severe bruising.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2015/01/13
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

01-Jun-2015 19:29 Nick Snook Added
20-Aug-2015 15:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Aug-2015 15:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Damage]

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