Date: October 03, 1990
Time: 2008
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 791
Route: ?
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Registration: N8923E
cn / ln: 45838/104
Aboard: 97   (passengers:91  crew:6)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft experienced severe turbulence after entering overhang of a thunderstorm at FL 310. Three passengers received serious injuries. One passenger died 20 days after the accident. Failure of the captain to follow procedures by allowing the aircraft to continue into the overhang anvil of a thunderstorm. Failure of the passengers to abide by instructions concerning the use of seat belts. Failure of the flight attendants to enforce the use of seat belts.

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