Accident Airbus A320-212 N334NW,
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Date:Saturday 23 May 2015
Time:16:41 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-212
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N334NW
MSN: 339
Year of manufacture:1992
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5A3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 147
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Atlanta, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL)
Destination airport:Vancouver (YVR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After completing her pre-takeoff safety check of the cabin, the flight attendant (FA) sat down in the jumpseat but reported that her lap buckle was stuck under the seat bottom and so was unable to secure her harness during the takeoff roll. After takeoff and in the initial climb, the FA stood up to release the buckle from the seat bottom and then before she was able to buckle her seatbelt, was thrown from her seat onto the galley floor injuring her side. The FA was assisted back to her seat and was unable to complete her duties. The flight returned to the departure airport where emergency medical technicians met the plane. The injured FA was transported to the hospital and diagnosed with two fractured ribs.

Probable Cause: the flight attendant's failure to secure her lap belt and shoulder harness prior to the takeoff that resulted in her being thrown from her jumpseat shortly after takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DCA15CA125
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




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02-Jun-2023 13:18 ASN Update Bot Added

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