Fifty Injured During LATAM 787 Upset

Fifty passengers have been injured on a LATAM 787 operating from Sydney to Auckland when the aircraft struck severe turbulence.

Of the 50, 13 were taken to hospital with one in a serious condition.

From Flightradar24 data it appears the 787 encountered two events – the worst just before the descent into Auckland when the aircraft’s ground speed rose dramatically from 433kts to 604kts the aircraft’s altitude dropped 25ft.

This is typically a wind shear event which is a sudden change in wind direction or movement.

LATAM Airlines, a Chilean carrier, told Channel 9 that the Boeing 787-9 read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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