NTSB Identification: FTW70AF081
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of NATIONAL AIRLINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N45090

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0009  70/5/29    GRAND ISLE,LA       DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  0  1  8  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1747                    N45090              PX-  0  0 47                            58, 23527 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  0                            6247 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - NATIONAL AIRLINES,INC
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MIAMI,FLA                   LOS ANGELES,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT SIGN ON
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                   UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      RAIN SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- ACFT WAS DEVIATING SO.OF COURSE BETWEEN 2 LARGE CB BUILD-UPS. WARNING TO FLT ATTENDT WAS LATE.

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