Accident McDonnell Douglas MD-88 N981DL,
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Date:Friday 6 January 1995
Time:10:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas MD-88
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N981DL
MSN: 53268/1861
Total airframe hrs:10507 hours
Engine model:P&W JT8D-219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Monroe, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Monroe, LA (KMLU)
Destination airport:Pensacola, FL (KPNS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Captain stated that the airplane encountered light-to-moderate turbulence on climb-out. The cabin seat belt signs were illuminated, and the flight attendants were briefed to remain seated. The airplane weather avoidance radar was on and no significant weather was present on the radar screen. An overhead compartment had opened up in the cabin area, and a flight attendant got up to secure the compartment. The airplane encountered a couple seconds of intense moderate turbulence, and the flight attendant collided with the cabin overhead panels. The flight diverted to another airport to obtain medical treatment for the injured flight attendant. Review of the digital flight data recorder revealed the airplane experienced a vertical excursion of 1.9 g's.

Probable Cause: an in-flight encounter with weather during a climb, resulting in an injury to a flight attendant who got out of her seat to perform a duty.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA95LA055
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report




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