NTSB Identification: NYC94LA111.
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Scheduled 14 CFR operation of TRANS WORLD AIRLINES
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1994 in EAST HAMPTON, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: BOEING 767-200, registration: N606TW
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor,163 Uninjured.

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THE BOEING 767 WAS HOLDING AT FL240, BETWEEN CLOUD LAYERS, IN AN AREA OF KNOWN THUNDERSTORMS. THE PASSENGERS WERE SEATED AND THE SEAT BELT SIGN WAS ILLUMINATED. THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERE PREPARING THE CABIN FOR LANDING, WHEN THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE. A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WORKING IN THE FORWARD CABIN WAS THROWN IN THE AIR; HE SUBSEQUENTLY RECEIVED FRACTURES OF BOTH ANKLES. THREE OTHER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT ENCOUNTER WITH TURBULENCE IN THE VICINITY OF THUNDERSTORMS. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: IMPROPER PLANNING/DECISION BY THE PILOT(S).

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