Incident Boeing 777-228ER F-GSPD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58878
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Date:Thursday 5 March 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-228ER
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GSPD
MSN: 29005/187
Year of manufacture:1998
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 277
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Niigata Prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Destination airport:Tokyo-Narita (NRT)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Boeing 777-200, registered F-GSPD, operated by Air France, took off from Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris on a scheduled flight AF276 to Tokyo-Narita (NRT).
While the airplane was flying at about an altitude of 30,600ft, about 21km southeast of Niigata Airport on its descending toward Narita International Airport (Japan), the aircraft was shaken and two flight attendants in the aft galley were seriously injured on
There were 277 people on board, consisting of the Captain, 15 other crewmembers, and 261
passengers. The aircraft was not damaged.

"It is considered highly probable that this accident occurred as follows:
As the aircraft was severely shook suddenly while it was descending toward Narita International Airport, the FAs who had been at the aft section of the aircraft were thrown up in the air and then fell down on the floor and two of them were seriously injured.
It is considered possible that the severe shake of the aircraft occurred because FO pulled the control column instantaneously in order to prevent the airspeed from increasing. It is also considered possible that the factor that the aircraft was flying near the strong wind axis of the jet
stream was relevant to the aircraft's shake."


Revision history:

05-Mar-2009 01:46 harro Added
30-Jul-2010 14:57 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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