NTSB Identification: MIA62A0072
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 720B, registration: N8715E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0062  62/9/21    MIAMI,FLA           BOEING 720B         CR-  0  0  7  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2122                    N8715E              PX-  0  0 13                            53, 24484 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            480 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MIAMI INTL
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          BOSTON,MASS                 MIAMI,FLA                    TAMPA,FLA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER LEVEL OFF
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    1200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           RAIN SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     TAIL WIND 158-202 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           74                                                       90
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           11                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- PLT MISJUDGED LEVEL OFF,MADE IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LDG.WIND GUSTS TO 34K.NOSE GR FAILED.

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