NTSB Identification: MIA68A0026
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N8615

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0039  67/8/30    COCOA,FLA           DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  0  1  7  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1830                    N8615               PX-  0  1102                            50, 21212 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  0                            486 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT NOT FASTENED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT SIGN OFF
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  PHYSICAL CONDITION OF PASSENGER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN/LOWER SCATTERED                                    15000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      83
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          110                                                       9
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- PLT FAILED TO DIVERT AROUND CLOUDS ON ADVICE OF GRND RADAR.

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