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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:Samstag 4 Dezember 1965
Zeit:16:19
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N6218C
Werknummer: 4526
Baujahr: 1953
Betriebsstunden:32884
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-3350 (972TC18DA)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 49
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 54
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:North Salem, NY (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA
Flug nach:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Flugnummer:EA853
Unfallbericht:
TWA Boeing 707 N748TW and Eastern Constellation N6218C approached Carmel VORTAC at FL110 resp. FL100. Due to an optical illusion caused by the up-slope effect of cloud tops, the Eastern 1st officer thought they were on collision course with the TWA jet. He pulled up the Constellation. The reaction of the TWA crew was to roll to the right, followed by a left roll down. Both aircraft collided. The Boeing made a safe landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Misjudgement of altitude separation by the crew of EA853 because of an optical illusion created by the up-slope effect of cloud tops resulting in an evasive manoeuvre by the EA853 crew and a reactionary evasive manoeuvre by the TW42 crew."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume III (123-136)


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Distance from Boston-Logan International Airport, MA to Newark International Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 320 km (200 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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