14 Injured as British Airways Boeing 777 Enters Turbulence

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A British Airways Boeing 777-200, performing flight A-2167 from London Gatwick to Tampa, FL (USA), was enroute at FL390 about 500nm northeast of Bermuda when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 12 passengers and 2 crew.

The aircraft continued to Tampa for a safe landing about 3.5 hours later.

The FAA reported 12 passengers and 2 crew received “unknown” injuries, the aircraft sustained “unknown” damage.

The occurrence was rated an accident (indicating serious injuries and/or substantial damage) and is being investigated.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Tampa for about 5.5 hours, then departed for the return flight.

Source: avherald.com