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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 18 Mai 1972
Zeit:15:21
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N8961E
Werknummer: 45870/332
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), USA
Flugnummer:EA346
Unfallbericht:
The DC-9 touched down heavily on runway 09L. The main gear collapsed and the tail section separated. The aircraft caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The decision of the pilot to initiate and continue an instrument approach under weather conditions which precluded adequate visual reference and the faulty techniques used by the pilot during the landing phase of that approach. The Safety Board also finds that the flight crew's non-adherence to prescribed operational practices and procedures compromised the safe operation of the flight."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 209 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-72-31
Download report: Final report


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NTSB issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 34 km (21 miles).

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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DC-9-30

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