NTSB Identification: ATL97LA075.
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Scheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. DELTA AIR LINES )
Accident occurred Monday, May 26, 1997 in ATLANTIC OCEAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1997
Aircraft: Lockheed L-1011-385-3, registration: N768DL
Injuries: 1 Serious,223 Uninjured.

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While in cruise during the international flight, a flight attendant stepped on a salt shaker, breaking her left ankle and cutting her finger. She was in the first class galley at the time of the accident. The flight was at 35,000 feet, and there was no reported turbulence. First aid was administered by the second officer, followed by medical treatment at the destination.

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

The failure of the flight attendants to maintain control of loose cabin service equipment, a salt shaker, that resulted in an uncorrected tripping hazard.

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