NTSB Identification: NYC63A0198
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N8617

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0033  63/6/23  NR.NORFOLK,VA         DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  0  0  7  SCHED INTERNATL PASSG SRV AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1750                    N8617               PX-  0  3 59                            55, 20500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            2100 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE IN FLIGHT,CLEAR AIR
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT SIGN OFF
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- PLT FAILED TO INITIATE PENETRATION PROCEDURES FOR KNOWN CLEAR AIR TURB AREA.

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