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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232396
Last updated: 18 March 2020
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Time:08:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-132 (WL)
Registration: N703AV
C/n / msn: 5406
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 113
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Jaque -   Panama
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC)
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Avianca flight AV693, an Airbus A319, diverted to Panama City-Tocumen International Airport after suffering an apparent inflight upset.
The aircraft operated a scheduled flight from San José, Costa Rica, to Bogotá, Colombia with 108 passengers and five crew members on board. ADS-B data suggest the aircraft entered a sudden descent from FL370 at 08:45 UTC. It descended to about FL346 before it climbed to FL350. The flight crew decided to turn back for a diversion to Panama City. A safe landing was made at 09:25 UTC. Several passengers needed medical attention after landing.

Avianca reported in a statement that "during the flight there was a sudden movement of the aircraft", adding "the captain [...] identified an alert in one of the systems".



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23-Jan-2020 20:25 harro Added

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