AAIB investigation to Airbus A340-642, G-VFIT

Severe turbulence causing serious injury to a passenger, en route from New Delhi Airport, India to London Heathrow Airport, 21 August 2019.


Whilst passing through northern Turkey at FL360 the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence during which a passenger was severely injured. The turbulence was not forecast and there were no indications, visually or on the aircraft’s weather radar, to suggest the aircraft was approaching an area of turbulence.

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Airbus A340-642, G-VFIT 02-20

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Published 13 February 2020