NTSB Identification: MIA94LA010.
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Scheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. UNITED AIR LINES INC. )
Accident occurred Friday, October 22, 1993 in ATLANTIC OCEAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: BOEING 767-300, registration: N649UA
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor,105 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The Boeing 767-300 was in cruise flight at flight level 350. The weather radar was on and no weather was depicted on the radar screen. The airplane encountered about 15 to 20 seconds of light chop which was followed by moderate turbulence lasting about 30 to 40 seconds. The seat belt sign was turned on, and the flight attendants were contacted to check on the status of the passengers. Initial report from the flight attendants revealed there were no injuries. A subsequent report from the chief purser, revealed three passengers were injured. The flight continued to the destination airport and landed without further incident.

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

Encounter with unforecasted weather (moderate turblence) resulting in injury to three passengers.

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