Accident Boeing 737-832 N378DA,
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Date:Saturday 22 October 2005
Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-832
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N378DA
MSN: 29624/176
Year of manufacture:1998
Total airframe hrs:19800 hours
Engine model:Snecma CFM56-7B26
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 150
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hamilton (KBDA)
Destination airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Light turbulence prevailed during the climb after takeoff, and the seatbelt sign remained illuminated. About 230 miles northwest of the departure airport, at 34,000 feet, the turbulence subsided; however, more turbulence was forecasted for about 150 miles ahead of the airplane. The captain announced to the passengers that the seatbelt sign would be turned off for 10 minutes to allow them an opportunity to move about the cabin, but would be turned on again due to the upcoming turbulence. About 3 minutes after turning the seatbelt sign back on, the airplane encountered moderate turbulence. During that time, two passengers fell as they were attempting to sit down. In addition, a flight attendant fell to the floor as she was attempting to sit, and fractured her pelvis.

Probable Cause: An encounter with turbulence during cruise flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC06LA016
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report




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