NTSB Identification: ATL88LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36045.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of DELTA AIR LINES, INC. (D.B.A. DELTA AIR LINES )
Accident occurred Monday, January 25, 1988 in BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: BOEING 767-332, registration: N117DL
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor,151 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 CAPT RPTDLY ADVISED THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS TO SECURE THE CABIN AND BE SEATED DUE TO TURBULENCE EXPECTED DURING DESCENT. ABOUT 5 MINUTES LATER, THE AIRPLANE BRIEFLY ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE WHILE PASSING THROUGH ABOUT FL230. A FLIGHT ATTENDANT SUSTAINED A BROKEN ANKLE DURING THE ENCOUNTER.

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

CREW/GROUP BRIEFING..DISREGARDED..FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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

SEAT BELT..NOT USED..FLIGHT ATTENDANT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE,CLEAR AIR

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