NTSB Identification: FTW75IF042
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N8152G

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0022  74/12/14   HOUSTON,TEX         BOEING 727          CR-  0  0  6  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1818                    N8152G              PX-  0  0 32                            45, 14000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            150 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - INTERCONTINENTAL
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PHILADELPHIA,PA             HOUSTON,TEX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED IN INITIATING GO-AROUND
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - FLIGHT ENGINEER: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISREGARD OF GOOD OPERATING PRACTICE
           SYSTEMS - OTHER SYSTEMS: OTHER
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  2100
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                           RAIN SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       69
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          300                                                       11
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- PLT WIPER,ACFT RAIN REPELLANT SYS INOP.CP MADE APCH,FE MONITORED.HIT TREES 5000FT FROM RWY.

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