Accident Airbus A320-232 N661AW,
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Date:Friday 15 June 2001
Time:20:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:America West Airlines
Registration: N661AW
MSN: 1284
Year of manufacture:2000
Engine model:IAE V2527-A5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 142
Aircraft damage: None
Location:San Diego, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX)
Destination airport:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A flight attendant sustained serious injuries when the flight crew placed the transport category airplane in a sudden rapid descent for landing. According to the operator, air traffic control delayed the flight's descent due to traffic, then cleared the flight to resume the profile descent. The flight attendant fell over while she was picking up trash in preparation for landing and hit her head and back on something, rendering her unconscious. The flight crew originally reported encountering turbulence, but later informed the operator and flight attendant that there was no turbulence.

Probable Cause: the flight crew's excessive descent rate, which resulted in an injury to a flight attendant.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX01LA240
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report



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