NTSB Identification: MIA64A0063
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N8601

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0072   63/12/4 NR.LAKELAND,FLA       DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  0  0  7  SCHED INTERNATL PASSG SRV AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1708                    N8601               PX-  0  1 62                            UNK/NR, UNK/NR TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 1276 IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE IN FLIGHT,CLEAR AIR
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF FLIGHT
        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                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     350
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           9                                                       VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- PLT DID NOT EXERCISE TIMELY PRECAUTION IN AREA OF KNOWN TURB.

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