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Aviation Accident

NTSB Identification: DCA16IA215
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of JetBlue Airways
Incident occurred Thursday, August 11, 2016 in Wood, SD
Aircraft: AIRBUS A320 232, registration: N632JB
Injuries: 27 Minor, 124 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On August 11, 2016, about 2009 central daylight time, JetBlue Airways flight 429, an Airbus A320, N632JB, encountered turbulence in cruise flight at FL320 while maneuvering to avoid convective weather. As a result of the turbulence, three flight attendants and 24 passengers received minor injuries. The remaining 124 passengers and crew were not injured. The airplane received minor damage. The flight crew declared an emergency and diverted to Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), Rapid City, South Dakota. The regularly scheduled passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 from Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston, Massachusetts, to Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Sacramento, California.