Boeing 777-236, G-VIIO
The aircraft had departed Orlando airport in the USA on a scheduled flight to London Gatwick. The departure had been delayed due to the remnants of a hurricane to the northwest causing ATC delays. The weather radar was being used to scan the airspace ahead of the aircraft and showed storm cells some 50 nm to the left of the aircraft but none ahead. As the aircraft approached FL320, it was IMC in smooth conditions and the flight crew agreed to switch off the seat belt signs. Shortly after the aircraft emerged from IMC it encountered severe turbulence in which five crew members were slightly injured and one passenger suffered a broken ankle.
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