NTSB Identification: MIA02WA065
Accident occurred Monday, February 11, 2002 in Montevideo, Uruguay
Aircraft: Boeing 737, registration:
Injuries: 1 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On February 11, 2002 , at about 1540 local time, a Boeing 737-2A3, Uruguay registration CX-BOO, registered to and operated by Pluna Airlines, as a scheduled international passenger flight, encounted severe turbulence in flight near Montivideo, Uraguay. The aircraft incurred minor damage and one passenger was seriously injured. The flight originated from Santiago, Chile, and was en route to Montevideo, Uruguay, at the time of the accident.

As indicated by the information provided by the Government of Uruguay, the aircraft was flying at 33,000 feet, 90 nm from Montevideo, and was maneuvering around weather. As it was returning to its original course, it encountered severed turbulence resulting in serious injury to a passenger.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Uruguay. Any further information may be obtained from:

Uruguay DGAC
Y1 1444 2do Piso
Montevideo, Uruguay S.A.
Fax: 598-2-900-8079

This report is for informational purposes only and contains information released by or obtained from the government of Uruguay.

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