Accident Embraer EMB-145LR N653AE, Saturday 13 May 2006
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Date:Saturday 13 May 2006
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-145LR
Owner/operator:American Eagle Airlines
Registration: N653AE
MSN: 145433
Year of manufacture:2001
Engine model:Rolls-Royce AE 3007A1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Winchester, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Destination airport:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was approaching its destination, at 10,000 feet, and the seat belt sign had been illuminated for 10-15 minutes, when the crew noticed that clouds ahead "appeared bumpy." The flight attendant was notified, and she advised the passengers of possible turbulence via the public address system. A passenger subsequently got out of her seat to use the lavatory, and upon leaving the lavatory, while the airplane was in a cloud and experiencing turbulence, she fell and broke her ankle.

Probable Cause: The passenger's failure to heed the flight attendant warning and the seat belt sign. A factor was the turbulence.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC06LA115
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report




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