NTSB Identification: LAX80DA047
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of SWIFT-AIRE
Aircraft: NORD-AVION 262, registration: N420SA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0187   80/2/8  NR.SAUGUS,CA          NORD-AVION 262      CR-  0  1  2  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 31, 2500
        TIME - 0915                    N420SA              PX-  0  0 14  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 450 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BAKERSFIELD,CA.             LOS ANGELES,CA.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           PERSONNEL - FLIGHT PERSONNEL: FLIGHT ATTENDANT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT NOT FASTENED
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT SIGN ON
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- FLT ATTENDANT THROWN AGAINST SEAT WHEN ACFT ENCOUNTERED DWNDFT.

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