Accident ATR 72-212 N407AT, Saturday 28 April 2007
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Date:Saturday 28 April 2007
Time:08:06 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-212
Owner/operator:Executive Airlines
Registration: N407AT
MSN: 407
Year of manufacture:1994
Total airframe hrs:26428 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PW127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:San Juan, PR -   Puerto Rico
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Newcastle-Vance W. Amory International Airport, Nevis Island (NEV/TKPN)
Destination airport:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Captain made the announcement to prepare for the approach to land at San Juan, Puerto Rico, he alerted the flight attendants of the possibility of encountering turbulence, and asked that everyone remain seated. After initiated the descent the airplane entered a broken layer of clouds, encountering light turbulence, followed by a momentary "jolt" of turbulence. As the airplane encountered the momentary "jolt", both flight attendants who were walking to their seats, and one passenger, who had been in the lavatory, were thrown and received injuries. Both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder were sent to the NTSB's Recorder Laboratory for readout, and when examined was found to contain information related to the turbulence event. The information showed that the Captain had both provided verbal warning of potential turbulence and had activated the fasten seatbelt sign well in advance of the turbulence event.

Probable Cause: In-flight encounter with turbulence that resulted in injuries to a flight attendant and a passenger.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA07LA086
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




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