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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 4 diciembre 1971
Hora:13:46
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Operador:Eastern Air Lines
Registración: N8943E
Numéro de série: 47166/265
Año de Construcción: 1968
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 23
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 27
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:EA898
Descripción:
While on final approach to runway 05, an Eastern DC-9 collided with Cessna 206 N2110F when the DC-9 descended on top of it. The Cessna crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The inadequacy of air traffic control facilities and services in flightpaths of the two aircraft and the configurations physically limited each flightcrew's ability to see and avoid the other aircraft."

Fuentes:
» NTSB/AAR-72/13


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC as the crow flies is 1123 km (702 miles).

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