NTSB Identification: MIA98LA054.
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Scheduled 14 CFR operation of DELTA AIR LINES, INC.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 06, 1998 in ORLANDO, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/1998
Aircraft: Boeing 757-232, registration: N618DL
Injuries: 1 Serious,188 Uninjured.

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The flight encountered moderate turbulence, while in cruise flight. During the encounter, a coffee pot fell from a serving cart into the lap of a passenger. The top came off the pot, and hot coffee spilled on the passenger, causing injury.

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

inadvertent encounter with turbulence, which resulted spillage of hot coffee in a passenger's lap.

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