NTSB Identification: MIA96LA019.
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Scheduled 14 CFR operation of DELTA AIRLINES INC.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 07, 1995 in PENSACOLA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1996
Aircraft: BOEING 737-200, registration: N312DL
Injuries: 1 Serious,58 Uninjured.

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The crew stated they were descending from 18,000 feet to 10,000 feet with the seatbelt sign illuminated and an announcement to utilize the seatbelts was made, when they encountered a short incident of turbulence. One passenger was standing in the isle near the rear lavatory, and was thrown into the rear galley, breaking a leg.

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

THE PASSENGER FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO BE SEATED AND UTILIZE A SEATBELT. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE IN FLIGHT ENCOUNTER WITH TURBULENCE.

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