NTSB Identification: CHI89IA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42156.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of UNITED AIRLINES
Incident occurred Tuesday, June 06, 1989 in GARDEN CITY, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/1992
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10, registration: N1848U
Injuries: 24 Minor,221 Uninjured.

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

A DC-10, A SCHEDULED COMMERCIAL FLIGHT, EXPERIENCED CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE AT FL370 WHILE TRANSITIONING A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. WHEN THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE, SEVERAL PASSENGERS SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. SOME PASSENGERS HAD NOT HEEDED THE CAPTAIN'S INSTRUCTION TO BUCKLE UP.

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

THE FAILURE OF SOME OF THE PASSENGERS TO FOLLOW THE CAPTAIN'S INSTRUCTIONS TO FASTEN THEIR LAP BELTS.

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