Preliminary Accident Reports

March 1999 Issue

Dec. 1, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Aerospatiale ATR-72-212

At about 10:30 EST, an Aerospatiale ATR-72-212 operated by American Eagle Inc., had a flight attendant injured while maneuvering, about 30 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The flight had departed from Nassau, Bahamas, at 09:45 and was at 4,000 feet when they received a TCAS (traffic collision avoidance system) alert to climb. The flight climbed from 4,000 feet and leveled off at 5,300 feet. During the climb both flight attendants fell. One flight attendant broke her leg, the other was not injured....

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