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CO764
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Avianca Costa Rica A319 in-flight upset at FL370, 8 injuries

Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:20 pm

Occurred earlier today and recently reported on the Aviation Herald: http://avherald.com/h?article=4d259fd0&opt=0

There are pics circulating of blood and cracks on the cabin ceiling: https://torreeldorado.co/emergencia-vue ... ca-bogota/

I can see why. The flightradar24 track shows a sudden descent from FL370 at a rate of ~9000(!) feet per minute, followed by a recovery several minutes later and diversion to Panama City. It must have been absolutely terrifying for those onboard. I wonder what happened!
 
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Re: Avianca Costa Rica A319 in-flight upset at FL370, 8 injuries

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:10 am

CO764 wrote:
sudden descent from FL370 at a rate of ~9000(!) feet per minute


I didn’t even know a passenger aircraft could do such a thing and still have its wings attached. This report just gives me the scary AF447 thoughts. I can only imagine how it felt in the cabin to suddenly be in that kind of dive, scary indeed
 
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Re: Avianca Costa Rica A319 in-flight upset at FL370, 8 injuries

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:33 am

I can't imagine such a drop was either intentional or controlled ... what was the weather?
 
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Re: Avianca Costa Rica A319 in-flight upset at FL370, 8 injuries

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:43 am

Clear air turbulence can do more then most realize

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