NTSB Identification: DCA72A0010
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC9-31, registration: N8961E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0002  72/5/18    FT LAUDERDALE,FLA   DOUGLAS DC9-31      CR-  0  2  2  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1421                    N8961E              PX-  0  1  5                            49, 16500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            960 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - FT LAUDRDLL-HWOOD
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          MIAMI,FLA                   CLEVELAND,OHIO               FT LAUDERDALE,FLA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISREGARD OF GOOD OPERATING PRACTICE
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - PARTIAL BRIEFING BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE/RADIO, LIMITED BY PILOT ACTION
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                          THUNDERSTORM, RAIN SHOWERS
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          130                                                       12
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- FLT DID NOT RPRT THE OM INBOUND AS REQUESTED BY THE TWR CTLR AND DID NOT RECEIVE A LDG CLNC.

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