Fatal Medical Emergency on Private Aircraft Leads to Emergency Landing at Bradley International Airport

On Friday, March 3rd, a private aircraft was diverted to Bradley International Airport due to a medical emergency onboard, according to the Connecticut Airport Authority.[0] The Bombardier Challenger 300 jet was traveling from Keene, New Hampshire to Leesburg, Virginia when it encountered severe turbulence and had to make an emergency landing.[1] Five people were on board the plane when the incident happened, and one of the passengers sustained fatal injuries.[2]

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the incident.[3] NTSB investigators have already retrieved the plane's cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder to analyze the cause of the turbulence. The plane is owned by Conexon, a company based in Kansas City, Missouri, who have declined to comment on the incident.[2]

No further information is available at this time.[4] This tragedy serves as a reminder of the importance of safety protocols in aviation and the need to be aware of the potential risks when flying.

0. “Traveler taken from Bradley International Airport to hospital after medical emergency” WTNH.com, 3 Mar. 2023, https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/hartford/traveler-taken-from-bradley-international-airport-to-hospital-after-medical-emergency/

1. “Passenger dies following emergency landing at Bradley International Airport” WTNH.com, 4 Mar. 2023, https://www.wtnh.com/news/passenger-dies-following-emergency-landing-at-bradley-international-airport/

2. “1 killed when business jet encounters severe turbulence” WPTZ, 4 Mar. 2023, https://www.mynbc5.com/article/death-business-jet-severe-turbulence/43191523

3. “Fatality Reported In Turbulence Incident” AVweb, 4 Mar. 2023, https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/284465

4. “Medical emergency forces unexpected landing at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, officials say” CT Insider, 3 Mar. 2023, https://www.ctinsider.com/news/article/medical-emergency-windsor-locks-bradley-airport-17818993.php

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