NTSB Identification: ATL01LA049.
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Scheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. U.S. Airways)
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 17, 2001 in Jacksonville, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/20/2002
Aircraft: Boeing 737-200, registration: N253US
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,76 Uninjured.
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Approximately 12-15 minutes after takeoff during climb, flight 2686 experienced moderate turbulence. The seat belt sign was illuminated at the time. One of the flight attendants was thrown to the floor and received serious injuries during the encounter. According to the pilot, the flight crew was not informed of the 0736 pilot report of turbulence in the vicinity of the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The flight dispatcher failure to provide the flight crew with current in-flight turbulence information that resulted in the in-flight encounter with turbulence during climb. A factor was the pilots failure to obtain adequate weather information.
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