NTSB Identification: DEN86FA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32957.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of ASPEN AIRWAY, INC
Accident occurred Friday, April 25, 1986 in DENVER, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CONVAIR 580, registration: N73104
Injuries: 1 Serious,30 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.

N73104 WAS OPERATING AS ASPEN AIRWAY FLT 416, SCHEDULED PAX SERVICE FROM ASPEN TO DENVER. THE FLT PROCEEDED UNEVENTFULLY UNTIL LIGHT TURB WAS ENCOUNTERD NEAR DENVER. THE CAPTAIN HAD AUTHORIZED THE FLT ATTENDANT TO PERFORM BEVERAGE SVC. AFTER COMPLETING THE SVC, THE FLT ATTENDANT WAS IN THE AFT GALLEY WHEN A MODERATE BUMP WAS ENCOUNTERED AT 16,000 FT. THE FLT ATTENDANT RECEIVED SERIOUS BACK INJURIES THAT LEFT HER INCAPACITATED THE REMAINDER OF THE FLT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE,CLEAR AIR

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

SEAT BELT..NOT USED..FLIGHT ATTENDANT


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