NTSB Identification: CEN10LA218
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of MESABA AVIATION INC (D.B.A. Delta Connection)
Accident occurred Monday, April 05, 2010 in Bradley, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/2011
Aircraft: SAAB-SCANIA SAAB 340B, registration: N437XJ
Injuries: 1 Serious,30 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 airplane entered a cumulus or convective cloud system and encountered moderate to severe turbulence as it approached its destination. The single flight attendant in the cabin hit her head on the cabin roof and then fell, fracturing her tail bone. The flight attendant was able to complete her duties and sought medical assistance after landing.

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

The flightcrew's encounter with convectively induced turbulence associated with a convective cloud during the flight.

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