NTSB Identification: NYC88LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35461.
Scheduled 14 CFR AMERICAN AIRLINES
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 27, 1988 in DECATUR, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9-82, registration: N262AA
Injuries: 1 Serious,81 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 ATTENDANT WAS PULLING A BEVERAGE CART UP THE AISLE WHEN THE PAD THE COFFEE POT WAS RESTING ON CAUGHT AGAINST A CURTAIN. THE PAD WAS PULLED OFF THE CART AND THE FULL POT OF COFFEE SPILLED IN A PASSENGERS LAP. THE PASSENGER SERVICE CART HAS A RECESSED AREA FOR THE COFFEE POT. HOWEVER, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT DID NOT USE IT. THE PASSENGER RECEIVED 2ND DEGREE BURNS ON HIS LEG AND HIP. THE PASSENGER SAID HE WISHED TO CONTINUE TO HIS DESTINATION. WHEN THE FLIGHT LANDED THE PASSENGER WAS MET BY PARAMEDICS WHO TRANSPORTATED HIM TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE HE STAYED FOR 3 DAYS.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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