NTSB Identification: MKC76AK063
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of WESTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N2820W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0019  76/6/12  NR.MINNEAPOLIS,MN     BOEING 727          CR-  0  2  5  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1437                    N2820W              PX-  0  0 33                            46, 17000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  0                            4400 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - WESTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          DENVER,CO                   MINNEAPOLIS,MN               SIOUX FALLS,SD
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
           PERSONNEL - FLIGHT PERSONNEL: FLIGHT ATTENDANT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT NOT FASTENED
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT SIGN ON
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                 UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- SEVERE IN FLIGHT TURBULENCE ENCOUNTERED AT 23000FEET FOR 3 TO 5 SECONDS.

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