NTSB Identification: IAD80IA043
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N8873Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0002  80/4/11    WASHINGTON,DC       BOEING 727          CR-  0  0  7  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1105                    N8873Z              PX-  0  0 82                            UNK/NR, UNK/NR TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - NATIONAL
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WASHINGTON,DC               MIAMI,FL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: ON GROUND                              TAXI: TO TAKEOFF
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: WHEELS,TIRES,AXLES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        REMARKS- WHEEL SEPARATION.FATIGUE FAILURE OF  4 WHEEL RIM,ORIGIN AT MACHINING MARK.LAST INSPECTED 3/13/80.

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