NTSB Identification: CHI71AC084
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N8131N

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0009  71/5/14  NR.YORK,KY            BOEING 727          CR-  0  0  6  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1915                    N8131N              PX-  0  1 97                            50, 14846 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  0                            3036 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          WASHINGTON,DC               CHICAGO,ILL                  LOUISVILLE,KY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE IN FLIGHT,CLEAR AIR
           PERSONNEL - MISCELLANEOUS-PERSONNEL: PASSENGER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT NOT FASTENED
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT SIGN ON
           PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: INCORRECT WEATHER FORECAST
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER CONSIDERABLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        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- DESCENDED FROM FL 310 TO FL 240 DUE MDT CHOP.CREW AND PAX WARNED.HIT CAT UNFCSTD FOR TIME AND AREA

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