Saturday, August 5, 2017

Airbus A330-323, American Airlines, flight AA-759, N276AY: Incident occurred August 05, 2017 at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://registry.faa.gov/N276AY


AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT AAL759 AIRBUS A333 AIRCRAFT, REGISTRATION NOT REPORTED, WHILE ENROUTE FROM ATHENS GREECE TO PHILADELPHIA, PA, ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE, 18 PERSONS ON BOARD SUSTAINED UNKNOWN INJURIES, 1 PERSON ON BOARD SUSTAINED A SERIOUS INJURY, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Date: 05-AUG-17
Time: 15:25:00Z
Regis#: AAL759
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A333
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL759
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: ATLANTIC OCEAN

Flight AAL759, aircraft encountered turbulence ten (10) miles off the coast of Long Island enroute to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ten (10) persons on board sustained minor injuries. Landed without incident.

Date: 05-AUG-17
Time: 18:35:00Z
Regis#: N276AY
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A330
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL759
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: ATLANTIC OCEAN




PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WPVI) -- New video and images show what it was like inside a Philadelphia-bound jetliner that encountered severe turbulence Saturday.

In video taken by Los Angeles-area ophthalmologist Ervin Fang, the captain be heard saying:

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain. We really apologize for that unexpected bump. We were expecting some light turbulence...it was just totally unexpected. We've asked our cabin to make an assessment, make sure everybody is OK. Again, we sincerely apologize. We don't anticipate any more of that. We want to make sure, as always, to keep your seat belt fastened."

Fang shot the footage, taken inside American Flight 759, just after the plane shook and dropped in extreme turbulence.

Flight attendants had just started serving drinks and people, beverages, and anything loose in the cabin went flying.

Three passengers and seven crew members were injured.

Dr. Fang said he reset a dislocated shoulder after the incident.

FAA officials say the flight crew reported severe turbulence while flying over the North Atlantic Ocean. The flight had taken off from Athens, Greece.

American Airlines released the following statement:

"American Airlines flight 759 from Athens, Greece to Philadelphia International Airport briefly encountered severe turbulence shortly before landing safely in Philadelphia. The seat belt sign was on at the time. Three passengers and seven crew members were transported to a local hospital for evaluation. We are taking care of our passengers and our crew members at this time and want to thank our team members for keeping our passengers safe."

Story, video and photo gallery ➤ http://6abc.com




Ten people were injured after an American Airlines flight from Athens, Greece, experienced "severe turbulence" prior to landing at Philadelphia International Airport Saturday.

Three passengers and seven crew members were taken to the hospital upon landing, American Airlines said in a statement. The fasten seatbelt sign was on at the time of the turbulence, according to the airline.

American Airlines flight 759 from Athens to Philadelphia landed safely at 3:10 p.m. after the FAA said the crew reported the turbulence while flying over the North Atlantic Ocean.

"We are taking care of our passengers and our crew members at this time and want to thank our team members for keeping our passengers safe," the statement read.

There was no word on the severity of injuries suffered, but American Airlines reported those going to the hospital were transported "for evaluation."

Story and video ➤ http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

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