SAR Study of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Crash.
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC
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At approximately 2340R 29 December 1972, Eastern Airlines Flight 401, a Lockheed 1011, with 178 persons on board, crashed in the Everglades 18 miles west of Miami International Airport. The aircraft was completely demolished, with wreckage, bodies, and survivors strewn over a wide area. Because of the magnitude of the rescue operation and of the medical emergency caused the study resulted in a number of recommendations concerning preparations for Coast Guard response to future cases of this magnitude. The study and the action to be taken thereon are considered of servicewide interest.
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