AAIB investigation to Boeing 747-443, G-VLIP

Severe turbulence event, North Atlantic Airspace, about 300 nm south of St John’s, Newfoundland, 14 November 2013.


The aircraft encountered a brief period of severe turbulence during the cruise portion of flight, resulting in injuries to nine passengers and one cabin crew member. The flight crew had left the intended track to avoid significant weather which they had detected on weather radar. However, at the time of the incident, there was no significant weather indicated on radar.

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Boeing 747-443 G-VLIP 09-14.pdf (154.86 kb)

Published 10 December 2014