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Last updated: 27 June 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 18 janvier 1990
Heure:19:04
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-225
Compagnie:Eastern Air Lines
Immatriculation: N8867E
Numéro de série: 20823/994
Année de Fabrication: 1973-11-28 (16 years 2 months)
Moteurs: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 149
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 157
Victime de la collision:victimes: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:EA111
Détails:
Eastern Airlines flight EA-111, a Boeing 727-225 collided with an Epps Air Service Beechcraft A100 King Air on the runway at Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL).
The King Air had been cleared to land on runway 26R in night visual conditions, ahead of the Eastern flight. The King Air was preparing to turn off the runway as it was struck from behind by the B-727, which had also been cleared to land on runway 26R. The B-727 sustained substantial damage but the King Air was destroyed as a result of the collision. The pilot of the King Air sustained fatal injuries, and the co-pilot, the only other occupant, sustained severe injuries.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "(1) The failure of the Federal Aviation Administration to provide air traffic control procedures that adequately take into consideration human performance factors such as those which resulted in the failure of the north local controller to detect the developing conflict between N44UE and EA 111, and (2) the failure of the north local controller to ensure the separation of arriving aircraft which were using the same runway.
Contributing to the accident was the failure of the north local controller to follow the prescribed procedure of issuing appropriate traffic information to EA 111, and failure of the north final controller and the radar monitor controller to issue timely speed reductions to maintain adequate separation between aircraft on final approach."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-91/03
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 3 April 1995 (p. 4)
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 29.1.90(20)
» NTSB/AAR-91/03


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre New York-La Guardia Airport, NY et Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA est de 1216 km (760 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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