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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200621
Last updated: 2 March 2020
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Time:c. 13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-86N(WL)
Owner/operator:Spring Airlines Japan
Registration: JA03GR
C/n / msn: 41272/8419
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 134
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:40km east-northeast of Kumamoto Airport (KMJ/RJFT) -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA)
Destination airport:Saga Airport (HSG/RJFS)
Investigating agency: JTSB
A cabin attendant of Spring Airlines Japan's flight SJO/IJ701 from Tokyo/Narita to Saga on 22nd October, operated by a Boeing 737-800, broke her lumbar vertebra due to severe turbulence, though she sat on a seat and fastened the seat belt, while the plane was descending through 4500m (FL150), 40km east-northeast of Kumamoto and 90km east-southeast of Saga. The cabin crew's injury was revealed when she went to hospital on 26th October. No injuries were reported among other 133 occupants. Though there were no apparent damage to the airplane, a special inspection will be carried out. JTSB launched an investigation as an accident on 27th October. At the time of the accident, a super typhoon T1721 LAN (1721) was situated about 500km southeast of the accident site.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of JA03GR courtesy

Tokyo - Narita International (RJAA / NRT)
21 September 2019; (c) Phil

Revision history:

27-Oct-2017 13:43 isamuel Added
08-Jun-2019 17:43 harro Updated [Departure airport, Accident report, ]

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