NTSB Identification: CHI87FA106.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36768.
Scheduled 14 CFR EASTERN AIR LINES
Accident occurred Sunday, March 29, 1987 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A300B4-203, registration: N230EA
Injuries: 1 Serious,246 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
WHILE CRUISING AT NGT IN CLR AIR (WELL ABV CLDS), EASTERN AI LINES FLT 477 WAS IN LIGHT CHOP AT FL 310 WITH THE SEAT BELT SIGN ON. THE CAPTAIN STATED THAT WHEN THE TURBULENCE INCREASED TO A MODERATE COND, HE MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE FLT ATTENDANTS (F/A'S) TO STOP SERVING & TAKE THEIR SEATS. THE F/A'S WERE STOWING EQUIPMENT, WHEN THE ACFT ENCTRD TURBULENCE. ONE F/A WAS INJURED & SUBSEQUENTLY HOSPITALIZED IN EXCESS OF 10 DAYS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE,CLEAR AIR
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