NTSB Identification: MIA84FA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24442.
Scheduled 14 CFR INTERNATIONAL AIR LEASES
Accident occurred Monday, April 23, 1984 in MIAMI, FL
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8-63, registration: N940JW
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor,188 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 ACFT ENCOUNTERED INFLIGHT TURBULENCE WHILE DESCENDING INTO MIAMI. FOUR PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO LOCAL HOSPITALS. A FLT ATTENDANT & TWO PAX WERE TREATED & RELEASE. ONE PAX REMAINED IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 12 DAYS DUE TO BACK INJURIES. THE FLT ATTENDANTS INDICATED THAT ALL PAX HAD THEIR SEAT BELTS ON. THE INJURED PAX STATED HE WAS PULLED BACK DOWN BY HIS SEAT BELT AFTER IMPACTING THE OVERHEAD. THE SEAT BELT SIGN WAS ON. THE AREA NORTH & SOUTH OF MIAMI ARPT WAS EXPERIENCING PRE-FRONTAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH TOPS TO 40,000 FT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE(THUNDERSTORMS)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM



Contributing Factors

SEAT BELT..IMPROPER USE OF..PASSENGER


Contributing Factors

SEAT BELT..IMPROPER USE OF..FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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