Accident Boeing 737-9B5 HL7726, Monday 13 May 2019
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Date:Monday 13 May 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic B739 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-9B5
Owner/operator:Korean Air
Registration: HL7726
MSN: 30001/1729
Year of manufacture:2005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 85
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:30NM W of Incheon International Airport -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tianjin International Airport
Destination airport:Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI)
Investigating agency: ARAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Korean Air flight KE864, a Boeing 737-9B5, encountered turbulence at about 17,000ft.

One cabin crew member fell in the galley and suffered 12 fractures of the thoracic vertebrae.

The Air and Rail Accident Investigation Committee, hereinafter referred to as the Committee, determines the cause of this accident
Unexpected clear air turbulence during approach descent for landing
I decide that it is.”
Approach for landing as a contributing factor Landing “ON” “with seat belt” during descent
It is decided due to the lack of self-protection of the cabin crew who were preparing beforehand.”
Based on the results of the accident investigation, the committee issued safety advisories to Korean Air.

The Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Committee determines the cause of this accident as “clear air turbulence during the approach descent for landing.”
As a contributing factor “It is determined by the lack of self-protection of the cabin crew who were preparing before landing with the seat belts turned “ON” during the descent.”

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ARAIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report




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