NTSB Identification: MIA85LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29146.
Scheduled 14 CFR PIEDMONT AVIATION INC.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1985 in VERO BEACH, FL
Aircraft: BOEING B-737-201, registration: N814N
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,43 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.

THE ACFT WAS DEVIATING AROUND THUNDERSTORM CELLS WHEN IT ENCOUNTERED HEAVY TURBULENCE. THE CABIN ATTENDANTS WERE CONDUCTING BEVERAGE SERVICE AT THE TIME. THE PASSENGERS ANDYBEEN ADVISED TO GASTEN THEIR SEAT BELTS AND THE 'FASTEN SEAT BELTS' LIGHTS WERE ON. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY EFFORT BY THE CREW TO SUSPEND CABIN BEVERAGE SERVICE. CONVECTIVE SIGMETS ANS WEATHER FORECASTS PROVIDED ADEQUATE WARNING OF THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ALONG THE ACFT'S PROPOSED ROUTE. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT RADAR DATA PLACES THE ACFT BETWEEN TWO CELLS OF MODERATE TO VERY HEAVY INTENSITY LEVEL LOCATED LESS THAN 10 MILES APART.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




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