Passenger Dies After Severe Turbulence on Private Business Jet

Aviation officials say that a private business jet that was forced to land at the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on Friday 3 March 2023 because of rough weather killed one person.

A Bombardier CL30 jet departing from Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene, New Hampshire, heading to Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia, was diverted to the Connecticut airport around 4 p.m. on Friday after “encountering severe turbulence,” the Federal Aviation Administration wrote in a statement to CNN.

Passenger Dies After Severe Turbulence on Private Business Jet
Passenger Dies After Severe Turbulence on Private Business Jet

The National Transportation Safety Board wrote on Twitter that one passenger died because of the turbulence.

As per the report, The NTSB told CNN that there were three passengers and two crew members on board the private jet. We don’t know what’s going on with the other people.

A Connecticut Airport Authority statement says there was no effect on how the airport worked. CNN was told that the passenger who died would have an autopsy done on Saturday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Connecticut. The person who died has not been named in public, and no other details about them have been given.

The FAA, the NTSB, and the FBI will all look into what happened, the FAA and Connecticut State Police said in statements.

The NTSB wrote in its statement.

“Investigators have removed the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder and are continuing to gather information from the flight crew, operator and other passengers,”

In a statement, the NTSB said that the first report will come out in two to three weeks.

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