Accident Saab 340B N437XJ, Monday 5 April 2010
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Date:Monday 5 April 2010
Time:19:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Mesaba Aviation, opf Delta Connection
Registration: N437XJ
MSN: 340B-437
Engine model:GE CT7-SER
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Bradley, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW)
Destination airport:Peoria-Greater Peoria Airport, IL (PIA/KPIA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane entered a cumulus or convective cloud system and encountered moderate to severe turbulence as it approached its destination. The single flight attendant in the cabin hit her head on the cabin roof and then fell, fracturing her tail bone. The flight attendant was able to complete her duties and sought medical assistance after landing.

Probable Cause: The flightcrew's encounter with convectively induced turbulence associated with a convective cloud during the flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN10LA218
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report




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