NTSB Identification: ATL97WA079.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 03, 1997 in ASUNCION, Paraguay
Aircraft: Boeing 767-300, registration: N651UA
Injuries: 1 Serious,122 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 3, 1997, at 2205 Atlantic daylight time ADT, a Boeing 767-300, N651UA, encountered turbulence enroute from Buenos Aires, Argentina to JFK International Airport, New York, NY. The airplane was operated by United Airlines as a scheduled, international, passenger flight under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 121, and instrument flight rules. An Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan was filed. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. One flight attendant was seriously injured, and the airline transport pilot, two first officers, eight flight attendants, and 111 passengers sustained no injuries. The flight departed Buenos Aires, Argentina at 2103.

While in cruise flight at 33,000 feet, about 100 miles south of Asuncion, Paraguay, the airplane encountered severe turbulence. A flight attendant suffered a broken ankle. No mechanical problems were reported with the airplane.

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