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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166048
Last updated: 30 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:US Airways
Registration: N287AY
C/n / msn: 1417
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 275
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Near Philadelphia, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:PHL
Destination airport:MCO
US Airways flight 735 took off from PHL around 4:00PM on Sunday May 4th bound for MCO. As the A330 climbed through 17,000 feet, severe turbulence was encountered, causing injuries to five passengers and one cabin attendant. During the incident one of the passengers hit the ceiling so hard it cracked. The flight made an emergency return to PHL where several of the injured passengers were taken to area hospitals.




Photo of N287AY courtesy

Frankfurt am Main (EDDF / FRA / FRF)
7 February 2020; (c) Günter Schütze

Revision history:

07-May-2014 17:44 ruthyruth Added
07-May-2014 17:50 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage]

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