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Last updated: 17 October 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 18 januari 1990
Tijd:19:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-225
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Air Lines
Registratie: N8867E
Constructienummer: 20823/994
Bouwjaar: 1973-11-28 (16 years 2 months)
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 149
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 157
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:EA111
Beschrijving:
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

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


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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 New York-La Guardia Airport, NY en Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA bedraagt 1216 km (760 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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