NTSB Identification: NYC91LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44869.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.
Accident occurred Monday, July 01, 1991 in NEWARK, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A-300-605R, registration: N41063
Injuries: 2 Serious,10 Minor,204 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 A-300 WAS DEVIATING AROUND A THUNDERSTORM, APPROXIMATELY 25 MILES AHEAD, WHEN SEVERE TURBULENCE WAS ENCOUNTERED. SEVERAL CREWMEMBERS AND PASSENGERS WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. THE FLIGHT WAS CRUISING AT 35,000 FEET IN CIRRUS CLOUDS. THE CAPTAIN HAD PUT ON THE SEAT BELT SIGN PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

THE INADVERTENT ENCOUNTER WITH IN-FLIGHT TURBULENCE, RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURIES TO A CREWMEMBER AND A PASSENGER.

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