Friday, May 2, 2014

J-Air Embraer E170 encounters turbulence over Ibaraki.

On April 29th, J-Air (XM/JLJ) flight XM1252 (marketed as JL1252), service from Yamagata (GAJ/RJSC) to Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT), encountered sudden rough air at 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) over Tsukuba City, Ibaraki prefecture, around 0945, local time. Although no passengers were injured, one flight attendant suffered a pelvic fracture, while the other had a shoulder bruise.

Carrying 35 passengers, two flight attendants, and two cockpit crew, Embraer ERJ170-100STD (E170) JA211J experienced what was likely caused by wake turbulence moments after it had turned on its seat-belt sign in preparation for approach into Tokyo's downtown airport. The two cabin attendants were preparing to make their way through the aisle for final safety checks when it happened. The Brazil-born regional jet made a safe landing at Haneda at 1002 and arrived at the gate at 1015, 15 minutes behind its published time.

Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) has dispatched three investigators. J-Air is the commuter arm of Japan Airlines (JL/JAL) and operates a fleet of 15 E170s and nine Bombardier CL-600-2B19 CRJ-200ERs from its base at Osaka/Itami (ITM/RJOO).

Source: NHK, April 30th. (in Japanese)
Source: FlyTeam, April 30th. (in Japanese)

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