NTSB Identification: FTW83LA033
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of S.W. AIRLINES INC.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 02, 1982 in AUSTIN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/1983
Aircraft: BOEING 737-200, registration: N55SW
Injuries: 1 Serious,67 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 PILOT PENETRATED THE TOP OF A CUMULUS CLOUD WHILE CLIMBING FROM 18000 TO 20000 FEET. A SHARP JOLT WAS FELT AND TURBULENCE CONTINUED FOR 3-4 SECONDS. A STEWARDESS FELL AND BROKE HER ANKLE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE IN CLOUDS
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