NTSB Identification: MIA78IA032
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727-25, registration: N8126N

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0003  78/1/18    MIAMI,FL            BOEING 727-25       CR-  0  0  6  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1108                    N8126N              PX-  0  0 70                            52, 11182 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            4547 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MIAMI INTL
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          WEST PALM BEACH,FL          ST.LOUIS,MO                  ATLANTA,GA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           WHEELS-UP                                                LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: EMERGENCY/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        REMARKS- PREEXISTING STRESS CORROSION AT TORSION BEARING SHAFT JOURNAL NEXT TO NOSE L/G LOCK CRANK ASSBY.

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