NTSB Identification: WPR13CA016
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of Southwest Airlines
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2013
Aircraft: BOEING 737-3H4, registration: N625SW
Injuries: 1 Serious,85 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Southwest Airlines personnel reported that, during cruise flight between Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Las Vegas, Nevada, a flight attendant who was conducting beverage service tripped over a passenger's leg that was protruding into the aisle. The flight attendant fell and felt pain in her left knee and foot. She did not resume her flight attendant duties during the flight. After landing she went to a local hospital, where medical personnel determined that she had a fractured metatarsal in her left foot.

There were no mechanical difficulties or anomalies with the airplane during the flight, and the event was not related to turbulence.

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

The flight attendant's encounter with an unseen obstruction in the aisle, which resulted in a fall.

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