At 0856, on May 5, 1983, Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Flight 855, a Lockheed L-1011, N334EA, with 10 crewmembers and 162 passengers on board, departed Miami International Airport en route to Nassau, Bahamas. About 0915:16, while descending through 15,000 feet, the low oil pressure light on the No. 2 engine illuminated. The No. 2 engine was shut down, and the captain decided to return to Miami to land.
The airplane was cleared to Miami and began a climb to FL 200. While en route to Miami, the low oil pressure lights for engines Nos. 1 and 3 illuminated. At 0928:20, while at 16,000 feet, the No. 3 engine flamed out. At 0933:20, the No. 1 engine flamed out while the flight crew was attempting to restart the No. 2 engine.
The airplane descended without power from about 13,000 feet to about 4,000 feet, at which time the No. 2 engine was restarted. The airplane made a one-engine landing at Miami International Airport at 0946. There were no injuries to occupants.