A person died as a result of the strong turbulence suffered this Friday by a private business plane that was diverted to the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, in Connecticut, United States, according to the aviation authorities.
A Bombardier CL30 aircraft leaving Keene’s Dillant-Hopkins Airport in New Hampshire for Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia was diverted to the Connecticut airport around 4 p.m. Friday after “encountering severe turbulence,” the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wrote in a statement to CNN.
That turbulence “caused fatal injuries” to a passenger, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wrote on Twitter.
Three passengers and two crew members were on board the private plane, the NTSB wrote in a statement sent to CNN. The condition of the other people is unknown.
There was no impact on airport operations, according to a statement from the Connecticut Airport Authority.
The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was scheduled to perform an autopsy on the deceased passenger on Saturday, a spokesperson told CNN. The deceased person has not been publicly identified and no further information about him has been provided.
The FAA, NTSB and FBI will investigate the incident, according to statements by the FAA and the Connecticut State Police.