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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198620
Last updated: 14 June 2019
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Date:26-JUL-2016
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic E170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-170SE (ERJ-170-100 SE)
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N655RW
C/n / msn: 17000105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Accident
Location:Cleveland, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Houston, TX (KIAH)
Destination airport:Cleveland, OH (KCLE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On July 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm eastern daylight time, Republic Airlines flight 3458, an Embraer 170, N655RW, encountered turbulence during descent at about 16,500 feet. Of the 53 passengers and crew members onboard, one flight attendant was seriously injured and the airplane was not damaged. The airplane was operating under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 as a regularly scheduled passenger flight from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Houston, Texas, to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Cleveland, Ohio.

The flight crew reported that on initial check in with CLE approach control, the controller advised of moderate turbulence. The first officer was in the process of notifying the cabin when the aircraft encountered turbulence. The crew reported the duration of the turbulence was only a few seconds. One flight attendant working in the aft galley fell and broke her left tibia. A medical doctor on board assisted the flight attendant. The flight crew notified operations to have EMS meet the flight and the airplane landed with no further incident.
Probable Cause: an inadvertent encounter with turbulence.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20160805X50153


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