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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231314
Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Registration: N796AV
C/n / msn: 65315/756
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Barcelona -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogota
Destination airport:Barcelona
An Avianca Boeing 787-8, registration N796AV performing flight AV-18 from Bogota (Colombia) to Barcelona,SP (Spain), was descending through FL260 towards Barcelona when the IAS increased reaching a value close to the maximum operating speed. In order to reduce the speed the crew deployed the speed brakes and pulled the control column causing a vertical acceleration of about +2.1G. A passenger and a flight attendant received injuries as result of the abrupt maneouver. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Barcelona's runway 25R about 25 minutes later.

Spain's CIAIAC reported a flight attendant and a passenger received serious injuries when the aircraft encountered +2.1G as result of the crew pulling the control column and deploying the speed brakes in order to reduce the airspeed. An investigation has been opened.


Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission


Photo of N796AV courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
14 March 2019; (c) Lewis Grant

Revision history:

11-Dec-2019 08:22 Captain Adam Added

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