Data from 206 reports of 377 flight attendant injuries occurring from 1971 through 1976 are summarized. These data were obtained from the Cabin Safety Data Bank of the Civil Aeromedical Institute, and are based on Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board accident/incident reports. Information relating to the severity and location of the injury is provided when available from original reports. Data relating to the flight condition and location in the aircraft where the injury occurred are provided. Findings indicate that most flight attendant injuries occurred during turbulence, usually while the flight attendant was up, in the galley, or in the aisle. These injuries were usually minor cuts and bruises. The most serious in-flight injuries were generally to the limbs and occurred as a result of severe turbulence. The highest percentage of serious injuries occurred during survivable impact while the flight attendants were in their seats and the highest percentage of these injuries was to the limbs. Summaries of each reported injury are included in the appendices.


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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00964711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AM-82-8
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2003 12:00AM