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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216433
Last updated: 20 May 2019
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Date:18-OCT-2018
Time:18:25 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-223
Owner/operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-FNK
C/n / msn: 358
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 192
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Over AmazoniA, Amazonas -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miami, FL
Destination airport:Buenos Aires Ezeiza,BA
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Narrative:
Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR1303, an Airbus A330-200, was en route at FL390 about 90nm north of Rio Branco,AC (Brazil) deviating around thunderstorm cells when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence.
Flight tracking websites show ADS-B datapoints, indicating that the aircraft climbed to at least 40,925 feet, before descending again to FL390.
The aircraft continued to Buenos Aires for a safe landing almost four hours later. The airline reported that 15 occupants sustained minor injuries, of which 8 were sent to the hospital for medical checks.

Sources:

https://www.lanacion.com.ar/2183260-testimonios-turbulencia-avion-aerolineas-argentinas
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/10/19/15-injured-after-severe-turbulence-aerolineas-argentinas-flight/1693899002/
https://www.aerolineas.com.ar/es-ar/prensa/comunicadoprensainterno/4761_aerolineas-argentinas-informa-sobre-el-incidente-en-un-vuelo-proveniente-de-miami
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ARG1303/history/20181018/1340Z/KMIA/SAEZ


Images:

Photo of LV-FNK courtesy AirHistory.net


Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
9 February 2018; (c) Ralph M. Pettersen

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Oct-2018 19:57 Captain Adam Added
19-Oct-2018 20:10 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2018 08:45 cleberjc Updated [Time, Location, Damage]

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