Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 17 March 1958
Type:Martin 4-0-4
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N496A
C/n / msn: 14244
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Melbourne, FL (MLB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jacksonville-Thomas Cole Imeson Municipal Airport, FL, United States of America
Destination airport:Melbourne International Airport, FL (MLB/KMLB), United States of America
Narrative:
On finals to Melbourne, the left main undercarriage struck an unmarked pile of gravel at the approach end of the runway. On rollout the landing gear leg collapsed. The Martin 4-0-4 caught fire and burned.

Sources:
» Meriden Journal - Mar 17, 1958


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Distance from Jacksonville-Thomas Cole Imeson Municipal Airport, FL to Melbourne International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 273 km (171 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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