Incident at In the vicinity of: LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)


2001-07-26: UPDATE TSB reported that while on descent into Calgary International Airport from Denver, in the vicinity of Lethbridge the United Airlines Airbus A319 encountered clear air turbulence (CAT). Two flight attendants incurred minor injuries when they were thrown to the ceiling and floor of the galley. Paramedics examined both crew members in Calgary and they were able to continue their duties on the return flight to Denver. The aircraft did not sustain any damage. The pilot requested priority ATC service into Calgary. At the time of the occurrence, the aircraft was descending through FL 350 with autopilot engaged, in clear, smooth air. The pilots were using radar to avoid cumulus buildups and the CAT was encountered while passing well clear of the top of a buildup imbedded in the cirrus.
2001-07-23: UAL 1885, an A319, was enroute from Denver to Calgary at FL 350 when the crew advised that severe turbulence was encountered near Lethbridge and one passenger was injured. The pilot requested priority service and landed at YYC at 2252Z without incident. TSB will be contacting the company for more details.


CADORS Number 2001C0868
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-07-21 - 22:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 2
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, In the vicinity of: LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0175
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 16569
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Turbulence encounter,Other,Medical

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator UNITED AIR LINES, INC. (422) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model  Silhouette image of A319 114
A319 114
Year Built 1998
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Model V2527-A5
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number UAL 1885
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 2
Events Medical emergency,Declared emergency/priority,Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence

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