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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 18 mei 1972
Tijd:15:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: N8961E
Constructienummer: 45870/332
Bouwjaar: 1968
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:EA346
Beschrijving:
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:
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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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Miami International Airport, FL en Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL bedraagt 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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