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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240422
Last updated: 5 March 2021
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Date:01-JAN-2020
Time:16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G IV
Owner/operator:Executive Charters Inc
Registration: N962SS
C/n / msn: 1121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Accident
Location:Van Nuys, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:
Departure airport:Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Destination airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the flight crew, during the descent for landing, the airplane was approaching about 16,000 ft when air traffic control informed them of reports of moderate-to-severe turbulence. The flight crew immediately attempted several times to contact the flight attendant to inform her to take her seat, but they were unsuccessful. As the airplane descended through about 12,000 ft, it encountered moderate turbulence. After the encounter, the captain asked the first officer to check on the flight attendant and passengers. The first officer subsequently informed the captain that the flight attendant had fallen and was injured and that he assisted her and then secured her into a seat. The airplane was not damaged. The flight attendant sustained a serious injury. 




Probable Cause: The airplane’s encounter with turbulence during descent, which resulted in a serious injury to a flight attendant.




Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200121X21657&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of N962SS courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
11 October 2010; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

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