NTSB Identification: FTW87LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33618.
Scheduled 14 CFR SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Accident occurred Monday, March 16, 1987 in MIDLAND, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: BOEING 737-300, registration: N314SW
Injuries: 1 Serious,58 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.

WHILE PENETRATING A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS AT 35,000 EN ROUTE TO MIDLAND, TX, FROM DALLAS, TX, SEVERE TURBULENCE WAS ENCOUNTERED. ONE FLIGHT ATTENDANT HAD JUST SAT DOWN BUT HAD NOT FASTENED HIS SEAT BELT AND WAS THROWN TO THE FLOOR SUSTAINING SERIOUS INJURIES.

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

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS,SEAT BELT..UNLOCKED

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

EQUIPMENT,OTHER..DELAYED..FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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