National Transportation Safety Board
Aviation Incident Preliminary Report

 

 

Location:

Wood, SD

Incident Number:

DCA16IA215

Date & Time:

08/11/2016, 2009 CDT

Registration:

N632JB

Aircraft:

AIRBUS A320 232

Injuries:

27 Minor, 124 None

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled

 

On August 11, 2016, about 2009 central daylight time, JetBlue Airways flight 429, an Airbus A320, N632JB, encountered turbulence in cruise flight at FL320 while maneuvering to avoid convective weather. As a result of the turbulence, three flight attendants and 24 passengers received minor injuries. The remaining 124 passengers and crew were not injured. The airplane received minor damage. The flight crew declared an emergency and diverted to Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), Rapid City, South Dakota. The regularly scheduled passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 from Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston, Massachusetts, to Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Sacramento, California.

 

 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

AIRBUS

Registration:

N632JB

Model/Series:

A320 232 232

Aircraft Category:

Airplane

Amateur Built:

No

 

 

Operator:

JetBlue Airways

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

Flag carrier (121)

 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

 

Condition of Light:

 

Observation Facility, Elevation:

 

Observation Time:

 

Distance from Accident Site:

 

Temperature/Dew Point:

 

Lowest Cloud Condition:

 

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

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Lowest Ceiling:

 

Visibility

 

Altimeter Setting:

 

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

 

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Destination:

 

 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

3 Minor, 2 None

Aircraft Damage:

Minor

Passenger Injuries:

24 Minor, 122 None

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

27 Minor, 124 None

Latitude, Longitude:

 

 

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC):

John W Lovell

Additional Participating Persons:

 

Note:

The NTSB did not travel to the scene of this incident.