NTSB Identification: FTW92LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46674.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 14, 1992 in PALACIOS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: BOEING 737-200, registration: N67SW
Injuries: 1 Serious,113 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 FLIGHT ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TURBULENCE SHORTLY AFTER ENTERING THE CLOUDS IN DARK NIGHT CONDITIONS DURING A NORMAL DESCENT. DURING THE ENCOUNTER, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT IN THE MID-CABIN AREA SUSTAINED A BROKEN ANKLE WHEN SHE WAS THROWN TO THE FLOOR. THE SEAT BELT LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED, HOWEVER, THE THREE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERE UP AND IN THE PROCESS OF CLEARING THE CABIN IN PREPARATION FOR LANDING. ALL OF THE PASSENGERS WERE SEATED. ALTHOUGH THE TURBULENCE HAD BEEN MENTIONED IN THE FORECAST, THERE HAD BEEN NO PIREP ALONG THE ROUTE OF FLIGHT.

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

THE FLIGHT'S UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER WITH MODERATE TURBULENCE.

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