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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121809
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-223ER
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N766AN
C/n / msn: 32880/445
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 231
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Location:~194 nm east of RJAA -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:RJAA
Destination airport:KLAX
Investigating agency: NTSB
An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N766AN performing flight AA-170 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 231 people on board, was climbing through FL240 about 194 nm east of Narita Airport over the international waters of the Pacific Ocean when the aircraft experienced severe turbulence causing injuries to 4 flight attendants. The crew continued the flight to Los Angeles where the aircraft landed safely about 9 hours later. The NTSB reported on Apr 20th that two flight attendants located in/near the aft galley at the time of the turbulence received serious injuries, two other flight attendants received minor injuries. The airplane received no damage. A representative of American Airlines told the NTSB that the airplane was climbing through FL240 when the aircraft experienced about 10-15 seconds of severe turbulence.


Revision history:

20-Apr-2011 12:05 espeluk Added
21-Apr-2011 02:22 harro Updated [Date, Time, Total fatalities, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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