Accident Airbus A330-243 EC-LQO,
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Date:Monday 16 December 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:Air Europa
Registration: EC-LQO
MSN: 505
Year of manufacture:2002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 173
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD/LEMD) -   Spain
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP)
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Air Europa flight UX9165, an Airbus A330-220 aircraft, registration EC-LQO, crossed a turbulence area while flying near the RILKO waypoint, of the standard instrument arrival RNAV STAR SOTUK 6A - RWY 18L/18R to Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas international airport, at 10500 ft.
At that time, the cabin crew was executing the procedure to secure the cabin after the flight crew had announced the message "CABIN CREW READY FOR APPROACH" in accordance with the Air Europa "Operations Manual" part B A330 Annex 1, section 1.5. The fasten seatbelt sign for passengers was on.
Due to turbulence, one of the cabin crew members fell and was injured. The rest of the crew and passengers were unharmed.
The aircraft landed without damage.

The investigation has determined that the cause of the accident was crossing an area of turbulence of higher intensity than expected during the approach to Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport.
The crew had several sources of meteorological data, however, the ATIS was the only source that warned them of moderate turbulence in the area.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Report number: A-062/2019
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

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