NTSB Identification: NYC97LA071.
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Scheduled 14 CFR UNITED AIRLINES
Accident occurred Monday, April 07, 1997 in NEWARK, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/04/1998
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A-320-232, registration: N413UA
Injuries: 1 Serious,44 Uninjured.

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Prior to departure, the pilot obtained a company generated full weather briefing for the intended route of flight, which did not call for turbulence. During cruise flight at 16,000 feet, the flight encountered unforecasted turbulence. During the encounter, a flight attendant fell and fractured a bone in her foot.

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

an encounter with unforecasted turbulence, during cruise flight, which resulted in serious injury to the flight attendant.

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