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Last updated: 28 October 2016
Datum:Dienstag 22 September 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L101 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 1
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N309EA
Werknummer: 1010
Triebwerk: 3 Rolls-Royce RB211-22B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 190
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 201
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:nahe Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Flug nach:San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport (SJU/TJSJ),
Climbing through 800 feet after takeoff from Newark, the crew noticed a yellow caution light on the vibration monitor for the no. 2 engine. After levelling off at 1000 feet the vibration warning ceased, but there was a brief low oil pressure caution warning which lit up again while climbing through 6000 feet. At. FL145 the no. 2 engine suffered an uncontained failure. Three (A,B and C) of the four hydraulic systems failed. The aircraft immediately diverted to New York-JFK Airport.

powerplant - compressor assembly: bearing,rotor shaft
miscellaneous acts,conditions - lack of lubrication-specific part,not system
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overheated
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
miscellaneous - foreign object damage
personnel - production-design-personnel: poor/inadequate design
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

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Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport as the crow flies is 2577 km (1610 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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