NTSB Identification: FTW84FA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24748.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of BRANIFF INC.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 04, 1984 in LAMPASAS, TX
Aircraft: BOEING 727-200, registration: N471BN
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor,44 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.

THE CAPTAIN RECEIVED A COMPANY BRIEFING PRIOR TO THE FLT. A CONVECTIVE SIGMET WAS IN EFFECT & TURBULENCE WAS FORCAST FOR THE AREA. DURING FLT, THE ACFT WAS MANUEVERED TO AVOID TURBULENCE. THE ACFT WAS CLEAR OF CLOUDS & IN A THIN HAZE LAYER WHEN THE CREW FELT A LIGHT BUMP. THE SEAT BELT SIGN WAS TURNED ON, THE AUTOPLT WAS DISENGAGED & THE THROTTLES WERE RETARDED. HOWEVER, WITHIN SECONDS, THE ACFT WAS SUBJECTED TO NEGATIVE 'G' LOADING. THE FLT ATTENDANTS WERE COMPLETING A BEVERAGE SERVICE & DID NOT HAVE TIME TO 'STRAP IN.' ONE FLT ATTENDANT WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED & 3 OTHERS RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE,CLEAR AIR


Contributing Factors

SEAT BELT SIGN..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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