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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240422
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream G IV
Owner/operator:Executive Charters Inc
Registration: N962SS
MSN: 1121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Van Nuys, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Destination airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the flight crew, during the descent for landing, the airplane was approaching about 16,000 ft when air traffic control informed them of reports of moderate-to-severe turbulence. The flight crew immediately attempted several times to contact the flight attendant to inform her to take her seat, but they were unsuccessful. As the airplane descended through about 12,000 ft, it encountered moderate turbulence. After the encounter, the captain asked the first officer to check on the flight attendant and passengers. The first officer subsequently informed the captain that the flight attendant had fallen and was injured and that he assisted her and then secured her into a seat. The airplane was not damaged. The flight attendant sustained a serious injury. 

Probable Cause: The airplane’s encounter with turbulence during descent, which resulted in a serious injury to a flight attendant.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of N962SS courtesy

London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
11 October 2010; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

23-Aug-2020 16:44 ASN Update Bot Added

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