Accident: Lufthansa A346 near Gander on Oct 2nd 2011, turbulence injures 11
|By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Oct 3rd 2011 10:23Z, last updated Monday, Oct 3rd 2011 10:54Z |
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHC performing flight LH-429 from Charlotte,NC (USA) to Munich (Germany) with 245 passengers and 18 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 200nm north of Gander,NL (Canada) around 00:50Z Oct 3rd when the aircraft experienced turbulence causing injuries to 11 people aboard. The crew decided to turn around and divert to Boston,MA (USA) for a safe landing 2:40 hours later.
The aircraft continued the journey after 105 minutes on the ground and is estimated to reach Munich with a delay of 5 hours.
Boston Airport handled another turbulence flight the same day causing 7 more injuries, see Accident: Jetblue A320 over Atlantic on Oct 2nd 2011, turbulence injures 7. The extent of the injuries on board of the Lufthansa flight wasn't known.
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