By Simon Hradecky, via The Aviation Herald
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400, registration G-VLIP performing flight VS-66 (dep Nov 13th) from Montego Bay (Jamaica) to London Gatwick, EN (UK), was enroute about 300nm southeast of St. John’s, NL (Canada) at about 04:05Z when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 4 occupants. The aircraft continued to London for a safe landing about 4.5 hours later.
The FAA reported that one member of the flight crew and 3 passengers, but no cabin crew, were injured in the turbulence encounter.
Full story, comments and radar imaging, here.
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