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NTSB Identification: Unknown
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of EASTERN AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N8607
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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0006  64/2/25  NR.NEW ORLEANS LA     DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  7  0  0  SCHED INTERNATL PASSG SRV AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0206                    N8607               PX- 51  0  0                            47, 19160 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            916 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - EASTERN AIR LINES,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           SYSTEMS - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: HORIZONTAL STABILIZER DRIVE SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      46
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           20                                                       12
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN WITH DISI  NTEGRATING FORCE.
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