Accession Number:

ADA012223

Title:

SAR Study of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Crash.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-06

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE