NTSB Identification: MIA69A0071
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N8764

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0018  69/4/27    OVER CUBA           DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  0  0  8  NS/CTR REVENUE PASSG INTL AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1345                    N8764               PX-  0  6177                            56, 24289 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            1805 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BOSTON,MASS                 JAMAICA,BWI
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEAT BELT SIGN ON
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                 UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- PLT GAVE CREW AND PX AMPLE WARNING BUT DID NOT SLOW ACFT TO COMPANY MAX TSTM PENETRATION A/S.

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