NTSB Identification: NYC86LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35526.
Scheduled 14 CFR SABENA AIRLINES
Accident occurred Monday, April 07, 1986 in JAMESTOWN, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/11/1988
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-10-30, registration: 00SLB
Injuries: 2 Serious,10 Minor,71 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.

A SABENA WORLD AIRLINES DC-10-30 DESCENDING FROM FL 410, ENROUTE FROM DETROIT, MI TO BOSTON MA, ENCOUNTERED HIGH ALTITUDE WINDSHEAR AS IT WAS DESCENDING THROUGH FL 404. THE PILOT, PASSENGERS AND FLIGHT ATTENDENTS STATE THAT THEY FELT VIBRATIONS PRIOR TO AN UPSET THAT CAUSED PASSENGERS, FLIGHT ATTENDENTS AND OBJECT WITHIN THE CABIN TO STRIKE THE CEILING. ELEVEN PASSENGERS AND ONE FLIGHT ATTENDENT WERE INJURED. THREE REQUIRED MEDICAL TREATMENT. PRIOR TO STARTING DESCENT NO ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE REGARDING SEAT BELTS. THE DESCENT WAS REQUESTED BECAUSE OF LARGE AMPLITUDINAL OSCILLATIONS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SEAT BELT SIGN..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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