AIR FRANCE, BOEING 707-B-328B - FBLCA, NEAR O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, MAY 13, 1974

About 2:36 a.m. c.d.t. on May 13, 1974, Air France Flight 004, a Boeing 707-B-328B, entered an area of light turbulence near O'Neill, Nebraska. About 3 to 5 minutes later, the flight encountered moderate to severe turbulence, which lasted about 4 1/2 minutes. During the turbulence, 2 passengers were injured seriously and 11 were injured slightly. Two flight attendants were injured, one seriously. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the operation of the aircraft in an area of very strong thunderstorm activity which should have been easily detectable and which resulted in serious injuries to passengers because of the failure of the captain to warn the passengers and to turn on the 'fasten seatbelt' sign.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Aircraft Accident Report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-4
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM