NTSB Identification: MIA68A0064
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N4904C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0068  68/1/25    NO.ATLANTIC OCEAN   DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  0  1  6  SCHED INTERNATL PASSG SRV AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0207                    N4904C              PX-  0  1183                            57, 20000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  0                            500 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          NEW YORK,NY                 SAN JUAN,PR
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
           PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: INCORRECT WEATHER FORECAST
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT SIGN ON
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER CONSIDERABLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        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- WEA PROG CHART INACCURATE AS TO LOCATION OF CB CLOUDS AND TURB INTENSITY. RADAR DIDNT SHOW RETURN.

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