NTSB Identification: DCA82IA031
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of WESTERN AIRLINES, INC.
Incident occurred Thursday, September 02, 1982 in WASHINGTON, DC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/02/1983
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N288WA
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,128 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE POSSIBILITY OF TURBULENCE DURING THE DESCENT AND APPROACH WAS MADE. DURING THE LULLS IN THE TURBULENCE THE CABIN ATTENDANTS WERE ATTENDING THEIR DUTIES AND WERE HURT WHEN INTERMITTENT JOLTS OF ROUGH AIR WERE ENCOUNTERED WHILE TWO OF ATTENDANTS WERE NOT BUCKLED IN THEIR SEATS. THE LANDING AT DCA WAS COMPLETED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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

INTERPRETATION OF INSTRUCTIONS..CONFLICTING..FLIGHT ATTENDANT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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